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Starke, Linda

Overview
Works: 183 works in 589 publications in 3 languages and 16,881 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Abstracts 
Roles: Editor, Author, Redactor, Other
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Most widely held works by Linda Starke
Vital signs : the trends that are shaping our future by Worldwatch Institute( )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vital Signs Volume 21 is all about growth. From natural disasters to cars to organic farming, the two dozen trends examined here indicate both increasing pressure on natural resources and scaled up efforts to live more sustainably. In 2012, world auto production set yet another record with passenger-car production rising to 66.7 million. That same year, the number of natural disasters climbed to 905, roughly one hundred more than the 10-year annual average, and 90 percent were weather related. Alongside these mounting pressures come investments in renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. The number of acres of land farmed organically has tripled since 1999, though it still makes up less than 1% of total farmland. Not all the statistics are going up. Key measures of development aid have fallen, as have global commodity prices. Yet the overall trend is expansion, both for the good and ill of the planet. Vital Signs provides the latest data available, but its value goes beyond simple numbers. Through insightful analysis of global trends, it offers a starting point for those seeking solutions to the future's intensifying challenges. -- Publisher
State of the world 2013 : is sustainability still possible? by Worldwatch Institute( )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?', experts define clear sustainability metrics and examine various policies and perspectives, including geoengineering, corporate transformation, and changes in agricultural policy, that could put us on the path to prosperity without diminishing the well-being of future generations. If these approaches fall short, the final chapters explore ways to prepare for drastic environmental change and resource depletion, such as strengthening democracy and societal resilience, protecting cultural heritage, and dealing with increased conflict and migration flows."--Provided by publisher
State of the world, 1990 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Lester R Brown( Book )

54 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental issues were once regarded as irrelevant to economic activity, but today they are dramatically rewriting the rules for business, investors, and consumers. Around the world, innovative responses to climate change and other environmental problems are affecting more than $100 billion in annual capital flows as pioneering entrepreneurs, organizations, and governments take steps to create the Earth's first sustainable global economy
State of the world 2011 : innovations that nourish the planet : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Royce Gloria Androa( )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"State of the World 2011 ... assesses the state of agricultural innovations--from cropping methods to irrigation technology to agricultural policy--with an emphasis on sustainability, diversity, and ecosystem health in the hope of guiding governments, foundations, and concerned citizens in their efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty."--Back cover
State of the world, 2010 : transforming cultures : from consumerism to sustainability : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Linda Starke( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This year's volume of State of the World considers how "cultures of consumption" can be transformed into "cultures of sustainability." Many ideas take inspiration from diverse traditions: religions can be called upon to embrace their own deepest values and renounce materialism, practices honoring elders as transmitters of ancient wisdom can be spread beyond regions where they still thrive (Africa, India, etc.); thousand-year-old Asian farming methods can be revived. Ideas for restructuring education include replacing the "Three Rs" with the "Seven Rs" ("reduce, reuse, recycle, respect, reflect, repair, and responsibility") and emphasizing "environmental education" in higher learning. The largest-scale changes include shifting societal goals from "maximizing growth of the market economy to maximizing sustainable human well being," ensuring that the burden of reduced production falls on the wealthiest, not the poorest
Vital signs 2012 : the trends that are shaping our future by Worldwatch Institute( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From organic farming to high-speed rail to wind power, Vital Signs 2012 documents, analyzes, and illustrates with clear tables and graphs 24 key trends that are shaping our future. This nineteenth volume of the Worldwatch Institute series demonstrates that despite a number of positive developments, more work is needed to get the planet on a more-sustainable track. Vital Signs 2012 tracks developments in the environment, agriculture, energy, society, and the economy to inform and inspire the changes needed to build a sustainable world."--Book cover p.[4]
State of the world 2012 : moving toward sustainable prosperity : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Worldwatch Institute( )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In articles from experts around the world, this report presents a comprehensive look at current trends in global economics and sustainability, a policy toolbox of clear solutions to some of our most pressing environmental and human challenges, and a path for reforming economic institutions to promote both ecological health and prosperity."--Page 4 of cover
Beyond Malthus : sixteen dimensions of the population problem by Lester R Brown( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study looks at 16 dimensions or effects of population growth in order to gain a better perspective on how future population trends are likely to affect the human prospect. The evidence gathered here indicates that the rapid population growth prevailing in a majority of the world's countries is not going to continue much longer. Either countries will get their act together, shifting quickly to smaller families, or death rates will rise from one or more [stresses such as AIDS, ethnic conflicts, or water shortages]." The sixteen topics are grain production, fresh water, biodiversity, climate change, oceanic fish catch, jobs, cropland, forests, housing, energy, urbanization, natural recreation areas, education, waste, meat production, and income. (Excerpt)
State of the World 2009 : into a warming world : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The evidence continues to mount: melting ice caps, rising temperatures, increasingly frequent natural disasters. As the devastating effects of global warming come into sharper focus, societies must work to both mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to ongoing and inevitable climate change. The actions taken in the coming century will be critically important in determining whether or not we can salvage our environment. We cannot shrink from the overwhelming magnitude of climate change or the radical solutions it demands. The Worldwatch Institute's State of the World 2009 investigates a wide range of potential paths to change, including new technology, policy changes, consumption, and finance, with the ultimate goal of mobilizing humanity around climate change and revealing global warming as one of the truly great challenges of our time."--Publisher's website
State of the world 2006 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special Focus : China and India
State of the world 2007 : our urban future : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are on the verge of historic transition: at some point in 2008, more than half of all people will live in urban areas. Is this good or bad news? Urban centers are hives of creativity, economic hubs, and engines of technological process. Yet not far from the gated enclaves of luxury homes, children in slums routinely die from diseases spread by dirty water, while alienation, drug trafficking and violence undermine local and global security. Local governments from Bogotá to London have emerged as environmental innovators, but cities still disproportionately contribute to problems as wide-ranging as climate change to pandemic disease. This edition of State of the World examines changes in the ways cities are managed, built, and lived in that could tip the balance toward a healthier and more peaceful urban future. Authors investigate water and sanitation, urban faming, local energy production, "green" transportation options, disaster preparedness, local economic stability, and much more. Plus, snapshots of cities from Timbuktu to Los Angeles give a glimpse of the fascinating diversity of urban life
State of the world, 2004 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] examines how we consume, why we consume, and what impact our consumption old growth lumber to gas guzzling cars, many of the things we buy support destructive chasing power to build markets for less-hazardous products, including fair traded foods, green power, and fuel cell vehicles.-- From back cover
State of the world 2005 : a Worldwatch Institute Report on progress toward a sustainable society by Linda Starke( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Security concerns remain high on the world's agenda. In this year's annual report, Worldwatch researchers explore underlying sources of global insecurity including poverty, infectious disease, environmental degradation, and rising competition over oil and other resources. Find out [in this book] why terrorism is just symptomatic of a far broader set of complex problems that require more than a military response. This work presents a collection of essays that examine the global security environment in 2005, and posit an argument that a key component in lasting safety lies with policy changes such as moving away from dependence on oil, managing water conflicts, containing infectious diseases, and moving toward global disarmanment
Unnatural disasters by Janet N Abramovitz( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author lays out detailed recommendations for changing the way we manage disasters and ourselves. To the extent possible, people and structures should be located out of harm's way. When hazards are unavoidable, buildings should be made to withstand them. The author believes healthy ecosystems should be maintained or restored to provide natural disaster protection
Signs of hope : working towards our common future by Linda Starke( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Er wordt gekeken naar ontwikkelingen/veranderingen in de wereld op het gebied van milieu en ontwikkeling, naar aanleiding van het rapport "Our Common Future."
State of the world, 2003 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by G Gardner( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If we are going to reverse biodiversity loss, dampen the effects of global warming, and eliminate the scourge of persistent poverty, we need to reinvent ourselves--as individuals, as societies, as corporations, and as governments. In this 20th anniversary edition of a Worldwatch classic, the Institute's highly respected interdisciplinary research team argues that past successes--such as the elimination of smallpox and the encouraging drop in birth rates in many countries--prove that humanity is capable of redirecting itself in positive ways. Most encouraging, the world is sitting on the cusp of similar successes that could usher in a sustainable human civilization. The use of clean, renewable energy technologies, like wind turbines and photovoltaics for example, is growing at over 25 percent per year, and they are increasingly competitive with fossil fuels. Organic farming is the fastest-growing sector of the world agricultural economy, with the potential to rejuvenate rural communities from the Philippines to Sweden. And a quickening of religious interest in humanity's place in the natural environment could awaken a powerful new constituency to the cause of sustainability. The challenges are still immense, of course, as the book also documents. But the building blocks for a historic reinvention of human civilization are now within reach."--Worldwatch Institute website
State of the world, 1984 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Lester R Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"State of the World began in 1984 as a new annual project created to measure worldwide progress in achieving a sustainable society. Sing a broad network of information sources, the report monitors changes in the global resource base (land, water, energy, and biological support systems), focusing particularly on how changes there affect the economy. A natural outgrowth of the Worldwatch Institute's ongoing progress, the book is published in response to a growing demand for policy-oriented interdisciplinary research. Here the reader will find news on innovative and particularly successful technical developments; an emphasis on global economic connections that policy makers often overlook; a review of national policies and programs, including progress toward specific national goals; and a survey of major financial commitments by governments and international development agencies"--Provided by publisher
State of the world 2002 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Christopher Flavin( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development in September 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa, State of the World 2002 evaluates what has been achieved since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio. Ten years ago, the leaders of the world produced a plan to begin creating a sustainable global economy, one that meets human needs while protecting and restoring the natural environment. How much progress has the world made toward that goal? With State of the World 2002 as your guide, you will learn about the problems facing the delegates in Johannesburg as they try to answer this question--from today's severe inequalities of wealth and income (1.2 billion people live on $1 a day or less) to environmental threats such as climate change, growing numbers of tourists in fragile areas, and the proliferation of toxic chemicals. The authors also shed light on the possibilities for change and how existing technologies and resources can help solve many of our most pressing problems. Using renewables like wind power, the energy economy can be converted from oil to hydrogen. Poor farmers can grow more food by taking advantage of "free" biological services, like nitrogen-fixing plants and beneficial insects. And women can have fewer children when they have a chance to get an education and to act on their own decisions on when to have children. State of the World 2002 spells out priorities for the Johannesburg Summit in seven key areas: agriculture, energy policy and climate change, chemicals, international tourism, population growth, resource-based conflicts, and global governance. Decisions made today can make all the difference in our efforts to build a more stable and secure world in the future."--Provided by publisher
Vital signs 1999 : the environmental trends that are shaping our future by Lester R Brown( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global trends documented in Vital Signs 1999--from a decline in nuclear power generating capacity to the proliferation of genetically modified crops--will play a large part in determining the quality of our lives and our children's lives in the next decade
State of the world, 1985 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Lester R Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second of a series of annual reports designed to provide a global assessment of progress toward a sustainable society, this publication monitors changes in the global resource base (land, water, energy, and biological support systems), focusing particularly on how these changes affect the economy. Included in the report are news on innovative or particularly successful technical developments; a look at global economic conditions that policy makers often overlook; a review of national policies and programs, including progress toward specific national goals; and a survey of major financial commitments by governments and international development agencies. Following an overview, content is divided into 10 chapters: "a False Sense of Security" (Lester R. Brown), "Reducing Hunger" (Lester R. Brown), "Managing Freshwater Supplies" (Sandra Postel), "Maintaining World Fisheries" (Lester R. Brown), "Protecting Forests from Air Pollution and Acid Rain" (Sandra Postel), "Conserving Biological Diversity" (Edward C. Wolf), "Increasing Energy Efficiency" (William U. Chandler), "Harnessing Renewable Energy (Christopher Flavin and Cynthia Pollock), "Stopping Population Growth" (Lester R. Brown), and "Getting Back on the Track" (Lester R. Brown and Edward C. Wolf). A list of tables and figures, extensive endnotes, and an index are included. (Lh)
 
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State of the World 2009 : into a warming world : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society
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State of the world, 1990 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable societyState of the world 2011 : innovations that nourish the planet : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable societyState of the world, 2010 : transforming cultures : from consumerism to sustainability : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable societyBeyond Malthus : sixteen dimensions of the population problemState of the World 2009 : into a warming world : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable societyState of the world 2006 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable societyState of the world 2007 : our urban future : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable societyState of the world, 2004 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society
Alternative Names
لندا ستارك

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