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The Resource State of the world 2015 : confronting hidden threats to sustainability, Gary Gardner, Tom Prugh, and Michael Renner, project directors ; Lisa Mastny, editor

State of the world 2015 : confronting hidden threats to sustainability, Gary Gardner, Tom Prugh, and Michael Renner, project directors ; Lisa Mastny, editor

Label
State of the world 2015 : confronting hidden threats to sustainability
Title
State of the world 2015
Title remainder
confronting hidden threats to sustainability
Statement of responsibility
Gary Gardner, Tom Prugh, and Michael Renner, project directors ; Lisa Mastny, editor
Title variation
  • 2015 state of the world
  • Confronting hidden threats to sustainability
Contributor
Editor
Project director
Sponsoring body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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, and a rapid rise in diseases of animal origin are among the underreported consequences of an unsustainable global system. In this volume, experts explore these hidden threats along with the central question of how we can develop resilience to these and other shocks
  • "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 origin are 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 how to 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 of fossil energy--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 of how we can develop resilience to these and other shocks." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
TAI
Dewey number
338.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.E5
LC item number
S738 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gardner, Gary T.
  • Prugh, Tom
  • Renner, Michael
  • Mastny, Lisa
  • Worldwatch Institute
Series statement
State of the world
Series volume
2015
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental policy
  • Hållbar utveckling
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable development
  • Agriculture and state
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Economic development - Environmental aspects
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Sustainable development
Label
State of the world 2015 : confronting hidden threats to sustainability, Gary Gardner, Tom Prugh, and Michael Renner, project directors ; Lisa Mastny, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Avoiding stranded assets
  • Ben Caldecott
  • Mounting losses of agricultural resources
  • Gary Gardner
  • The oceans: resilience at risk
  • Katie Auth
  • Whose Arctic is it?
  • Heather Exner-Pirot
  • Emerging diseases from animals
  • Catherine C. Machalaba, Elizabeth H. Loh, Peter Daszak, and William B. Karesh
  • Introduction :
  • Migration as a climate adaptation strategy
  • François Gemenne
  • Conclusion :
  • Childhood's end
  • Tom Prugh
  • The seeds of modern threats
  • Michael Renner
  • Emerging issues :
  • Energy, credit, and the end of growth
  • Nathan John Hagens
  • The trouble with growth
  • Peter A. Victor and Tim Jackson
Control code
ocn907261330
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 165 pages
Isbn
9781610916103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, charts
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610916103
  • (OCoLC)907261330
Label
State of the world 2015 : confronting hidden threats to sustainability, Gary Gardner, Tom Prugh, and Michael Renner, project directors ; Lisa Mastny, editor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Avoiding stranded assets
  • Ben Caldecott
  • Mounting losses of agricultural resources
  • Gary Gardner
  • The oceans: resilience at risk
  • Katie Auth
  • Whose Arctic is it?
  • Heather Exner-Pirot
  • Emerging diseases from animals
  • Catherine C. Machalaba, Elizabeth H. Loh, Peter Daszak, and William B. Karesh
  • Introduction :
  • Migration as a climate adaptation strategy
  • François Gemenne
  • Conclusion :
  • Childhood's end
  • Tom Prugh
  • The seeds of modern threats
  • Michael Renner
  • Emerging issues :
  • Energy, credit, and the end of growth
  • Nathan John Hagens
  • The trouble with growth
  • Peter A. Victor and Tim Jackson
Control code
ocn907261330
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 165 pages
Isbn
9781610916103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, charts
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610916103
  • (OCoLC)907261330

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