From the thinning of the Arctic sea ice to the invasion of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, State of the World 2001 shows how the economic boom of the last decade has damaged natural systems. The increasingly visible evidence of environmental deterioration is only the tip of a much more dangerous problem: the growing inequities in wealth and income between countries and within countries, inequities that will generate enormous social unrest and pressure for change.several key short-term steps: public information campaigns on vehicle maintenance, regular inspections, minimum ... In the early 1990s, environmental groups in Katmandu, Nepal, were pointing to the pollution caused by dieselfueled vehicles that was threatening the citya#39;s tourism industry. ... by Toyota and Honda, which are powered by a small internal combustion engine combined with an electric motor.
|Title||:||State of the World 2001|
|Author||:||The Worldwatch Institute|
|Publisher||:||Island Press - 2015-03-19|