Vital Signs 2000
VITAL SIGNS, WORLDWATCH INSTITUTE
The global trends documented in Vital Signs 2000--from the rapid rise in the sales of energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps to the worldwide overpumping of growndwater--will play a large role in determining the quality of our lives and our children's lives in the next decade.
This ninth volume in the series from the Worldwatch Institute shows in graphic form the key trends that often escape the attention of the news media and world leaders--and that are often ignored by economic experts as they plan for the future. Written by the staff of the award-winning Worldwatch Institute, this book gives readers easy access to key indicators that show social, economic, and environmental progress, or the lack of it. The carefully selected data have been distilled into "vital signs" from thousands of documents obtained from government, industry, scientists, and international organizations.