Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Renner
      Pages 3-17
  3. Emerging Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Nathan John Hagens
      Pages 21-35
    3. Peter A. Victor, Tim Jackson
      Pages 37-49
    4. Ben Caldecott
      Pages 51-63
    5. Katie Auth
      Pages 79-90
    6. Heather Exner-Pirot
      Pages 91-104
    7. Catherine C. Machalaba, Elizabeth H. Loh, Peter Daszak, William B. Karesh
      Pages 105-116
    8. François Gemenne
      Pages 117-126
  4. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Tom Prugh
      Pages 129-140
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 141-165

About this book


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. Eight key issues are addressed in depth, along with the central question of how we can develop resilience to these and other shocks. With the latest edition of State of The World, the authorities at Worldwatch bring to light challenges we can no longer afford to ignore.


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  1. 1.Worldwatch InstituteWashingtonUSA

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