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The Resource Vital signs, Volume 21, The trends that are shaping our future, Worldwatch Institute, (electronic resource)

Vital signs, Volume 21, The trends that are shaping our future, Worldwatch Institute, (electronic resource)

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Vital signs, Volume 21, The trends that are shaping our future
Title
Vital signs
Title number
Volume 21
Title part
The trends that are shaping our future
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Worldwatch Institute
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Language
eng
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306.072
LC call number
HN25
LC item number
.W675 2014eb
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  • Social indicators
  • Economic indicators
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Vital Signs Volume 21 is all about growth. From natural disasters to cars to organic farming, the two dozen trends examined here indicate both increasing pressure on natural resources and scaled up efforts to live more sustainably.In 2012, world auto production set yet another record with passenger-car production rising to 66.7 million. That same year, the number of natural disasters climbed to 905, roughly one hundred more than the 10-year annual average, and 90 percent were weather related. Alongside these mounting pressures come investments in renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. The number of acres of land farmed organically has tripled since 1999, though it still makes up less than 1% of total farmland.Not all the statistics are going up. Key measures of development aid have fallen, as have global commodity prices. Yet the overall trend is expansion, both for the good and ill of the planet. Vital Signs provides the latest data available, but its value goes beyond simple numbers. Through insightful analysis of global trends, it offers a starting point for those seeking solutions to the future's intensifying challenges
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Vital signs, Volume 21, The trends that are shaping our future, Worldwatch Institute, (electronic resource)
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9781610915403
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(e-book)
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  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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Label
Vital signs, Volume 21, The trends that are shaping our future, Worldwatch Institute, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001473073
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781610915403
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Note
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001473073

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