State of the World 2015

State of the World 2015

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We think we understand environmental damage: pollution, water scarcity, a warming world. But these problems are just the tip of the iceberg. Food insecurity, financial assets drained of value by environmental damage, and a rapid rise in diseases of animal originare among the underreported consequences of an unsustainable global system. In State of the World 2015, the flagship publication of The Worldwatch Institute, experts explore hidden threats to sustainability and howto address them. How will nations deal with migration as climate change refugees cross borders in order to escape flooding, drought, or other extreme weather events? What will happen to the price and availability offossil energya€”the foundation of industrial civilization--as these resources oscillate between surplus and scarcity? If perpetual economic growth on a finite planet is impossible, what are the alternatives? Can national governments manage the transition?Eight key issues are addressed in depth, along with the central question ofhow we can develop resilience to these and other shocks. For decades, The Worldwatch Institute has been a leader in identifying and analyzing emerging environmental threats. With the latest edition of State of The World, the authorities at Worldwatch bring to light challenges we can no longer afford to ignore.... 2005): 303a€“09; Bryson Bates et al., eds., Climate Change and Water, IPCC Technical Paper VI (Geneva: IPCC, 2008). ... Climate 2012: Vulnerability aamp; Adaptation to the Increasing Risks from Climate Change in California ( Sacramento, CA:anbsp;...

Title:State of the World 2015
Author:The Worldwatch Institute
Publisher:Island Press - 2015-04-13


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