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State of the World 2009: Confronting Climate Change

Series: State of the World Volume: 2009

By: Worldwatch Institute

274 pages, b&w photos, diagrams


Paperback | Jan 2009 | Edition: 26 | #178245 | ISBN-13: 9781844076949
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This 26th edition of "State of the World" - long established as the most authoritative and accessible annual guide to our progress towards a sustainable future - looks at humanity's biggest-ever long-term challenge: climate change. It examines what steps we most urgently need to take now in order to avoid abrupt and catastrophic change and also to adapt to the inevitable warming that we have set in motion. As well as the profound, long-term consequences of global warming, this volume explores the policy changes needed to combat climate change and the economic benefits that could flow from the transition.

Published annually in 28 languages, "State of the World" is relied upon by national governments, UN agencies, development workers and law-makers for its authoritative and up-to-the-minute analysis and information. It is essential for anyone concerned with building a positive, global future.This title shows what we urgently need to do to face humanity's greatest challenge - and survive. It examines the profound impacts, necessary policy changes and potential opportunities. It is updated annually, providing information on the latest emerging markets and opportunities, this is 'the environmentalist's bible'.

* 'Essential reading' - The Good Book Guide


Acknowledgments Foreword R. K. Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change State of the World: A Year in Review Lisa Mastny About This Book 1: The Perfect Storm Christopher Flavin and Robert Engelman 2: A Safe Landing for the Climate W. L. Hare 3: Farming and Land Use to Cool the Planet Sara J. Scherr and Sajal Sthapit 4: An Enduring Energy Future Janet L. Sawin and William R. Moomaw 5: Building Resilience David Dodman, Jessica Ayers, and Saleemul Huq 6: Sealing the Deal to Save the Climate Robert Engelman Climate Change Reference Guide and Glossary Alice McKeown and Gary Gardner Notes Index

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