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State of the World: A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress Toward a Sustainable Society
State of the World A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress Toward a Sustainable Society Author:Lester R. Brown As the world enters the last decade of the century, the environmental problems facing human society have moved to center stage. This, the WorldWatch Institute's seventh annual assessment of the earth's health, comes at a time when many vital life support systems are being undermined. While awareness of the issues has soared in recent years, no... more » country has yet embarked on the ambitious turnaround strategies needed to make today's societies sustainable.
State of the World 1990 focuses on major policy initiatives needed to stabilize the climate, improve air quality, and reduce poverty. A wholesale reordering of government priorities is suggested, including the conversion of military industries into enterprises that promote a sustainable society. In keeping with the mood entering a new decade, the 1990 edition is more forward-looking than ever.« less