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Title Vital signs 2012 : the trends that are shaping our future / Michael Renner, project director ; Linda Starke, editor ; Lyle Rosbotham, designer.
Imprint Washington, DC : Worldwatch Institute, 2012.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  HC79.E5 B76 2012    AVAILABLE


Call # HC79.E5 B76 2012
Phys. Description 130 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Energy trends : Oil market resumes growth after stumble in 2009 ; Global natural gas consumption regains momentum ; Nuclear generation capacity falls ; Gobal wind power growth takes a breather in 2010 ; Another record year for solar power, but clouds on the horizon ; Biofuels regain momentum ; Global hydropower installed capacity and use increase ; Energy poverty remains a global challenge for the future -- Transportation trends : Auto industry stages comeback from near-death experience ; High-speed rail networks expand -- Environment and climate trends : Carbon markets struggle to maintain momentum ; Carbon capture and storage attracts government attention -- Food and agriculture trends : World grain production down in 2010, but recovering ; Organic agriculture sustained through economic crisis ; Sugar production dips ; Fish production from aquaculture rises while marine fish stocks continue to decline ; Meat production and consumption continue to grow -- Global economy and resources trends : World's forests continue to fall as demand for food and land goes up ; Tropical forests push payments for ecosystem services onto the global stage ; Value of fossil fuel subsidies declines, national bans emerging ; Energy intensity is rising slightly -- Population and society trends : World labor force growing at divergent rates ; Women slowly close gender gap with men ; Numbers of overweight on the rise.
Subject Environmental monitoring.
Economic development -- Monitoring.
Consumption (Economics) -- Forecasting.
Social indicators.
Alt Author Renner, Michael.
Starke, Linda.
Rosbotham, Lyle.
Worldwatch Institute.
ISBN 9781610913713