Vital Signs Volume 22
152 pages, 7 x 9
91 b&w illustrations, 15 tables, 7 photos
Release Date:15 Sep 2015

Vital Signs Volume 22

The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

By The Worldwatch Institute
Island Press

What we make and buy is a major indicator of society’scollective priorities. Among twenty-four key trends, Vital SignsVolume 22 explores significant global patterns in production andconsumption. The result is a fascinating snapshot of how we invest ourresources and the implications for the world’s wellbeing. Thebook examines developments in six main areas: energy, environment andclimate, transportation, food and agriculture, global economy andresources, and population and society. Readers will learn howaquaculture is making gains on wild fish catches, where high speed railis accelerating, why plastic production is on the rise, and who isescaping chronic hunger and who is still suffering.

Founded in 1974 by farmer and economist Lester Brown,Worldwatch was the first independent researchinstitute devoted to the analysis of global environmental concerns.
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