ERIC Number: ED304308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
State of the World: 1989. A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress toward a Sustainable Society.
Brown, Lester R.; And Others
There are more people being affected by environmental change than ever before. The deterioration of the earth's physical condition appears to be accelerating. This sixth in a series of annual reports is a collection of 10 essays detailing the major threats to global environmental security and possible responses to them. Included are: (1) "A World at Risk" (Lester R. Brown, Christopher Flavin, and Sandra Postel); (2) "Halting Land Degradation" (Sandra Postel); (3) "Reexamining the World Food Prospect" (Lester R. Brown); (4) "Abandoning Homelands" (Jodi L. Jacobson); (5) "Protecting the Ozone Layer" (Cynthia Pollock Shea); (6) "Rethinking Transportation" (Michael Renner); (7) "Responding to AIDS" (Lori Heise); (8) "Enhancing Global Security" (Michael Renner); (9) "Mobilizing at the Grassroots" (Alan B. Durning); and (10) "Outlining a Global Action Plan" (Lester R. Brown, Christopher Flavin, and Sandra Postel). The report concludes with a statement of the belief that the 1990s needs to be a turn-around decade. (CW)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Climate, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Environmental Research, Hazardous Materials, Physical Environment, Pollution, Science and Society, Scientific Research
Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC 20036 ($9.95 paper; ISBN-0-393-02638-8 hard cover).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Worldwatch Inst., Washington, DC.
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