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Starke, Linda

Overview
Works: 152 works in 513 publications in 4 languages and 16,479 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Abstracts  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: HC59, 338.9
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Linda Starke
State of the world, 1990 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

161 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 4,377 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
Beyond Malthus : sixteen dimensions of the population problem by Lester R Brown( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 604 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 2013 : is sustainability still possible? by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 590 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 2009 : into a warming world : a WorldWatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects over twenty-five articles that examine the long-term consequences of global warming, focusing on the human and ecological effects of inaction with regard to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, and covers the importance of new technologies as well as human choice
State of the world, 2010 : transforming cultures : from consumerism to sustainability : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 494 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
Unnatural disasters by Janet N Abramovitz( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 464 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 )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 434 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, 2002 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Christopher Flavin( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development in September 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa, [this book] 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 [the book] 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 [dollar] 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. [The book] 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.-- From back cover
State of the world 2012 : moving toward sustainable prosperity : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Linda Starke( Book )

18 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 323 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
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 320 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)
Vital signs 2003 : the trends that are shaping our future by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graphs, tables, and concise analyses help document the trends that are shaping the world's future
Time for change : a new approach to environment and development by Hal Kane( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. Citizens Network prepared this guidebook to help American citizens and organizations understand and participate effectively in the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), an unprecedented "Earth Summit," at which heads of state, individuals, and groups from around the world considered how to balance development pressures with an increasingly imperiled global environment
Vital signs 2000 : the environmental trends that are shaping our future by Lester R Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vital signs 2012 : the trends that are shaping our future by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 101 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]
Vital signs 2011 : the trends that are shaping our future( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From economic growth to sea-level rise, Vital Signs 2011 documents the trends that are shaping our future in concise analysis and clear tables and graphs. This volume makes it clear that the Great Recession affects many of the world's leading economic, social, and environmental trends, but that the impact can be very different by country. This volume reveals, for example: Gross world product increased by just 0.3 percent in 2009, a substantial slowdown from the 2000-2008 average yearly increase of 6.6 percent. But China's economy grew by 9.1 percent, and India's by 7.4 percent. From 1993 to 2009, sea level rose 3.0 millimeters per year as warming melted polar and glacial ices, much faster annual rate than the 1.7 millimeter annual average for the preceding 118 years. Solar photovoltaic capacity increased by 20 percent in 2009, and solar thermal electric power plant capacity increased by 26 percent. Global wind power capacity grew more than 31 percent in cumulative installations, the highest rate in the last eight years. Natural gas consumption dropped by 2.1 percent, the largest recorded one-year decline. The planet's biodiversity continued to suffer, with the addition of 365 species to the "threatened" category of the Red List maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a 2.1 percent increase
Vital signs 1999-2000 : the environmental trends that are shaping our future by Lester R Brown( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided into two parts: Part one: Key Indicators provides up-to-date intelligence on numerous areas of concern. Amongst these it looks at the relationship between the turmoil in the economics of East Asia, Russia and Latin America and the decelerating growth in the global economy. Part two: Special Features examines selected trends using both quantitative and qualitative measures including ; transgenic crops, biomass energy, transnational corporations and unemployment
Vital signs : the trends that are shaping our future by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 86 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 2006 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Besides the focus on China and India, [this book] looks at actions corporations can take to be more socially responsible; examines the potential socioeconomics, health, and environmental implications of nanoscale technologies; assesses the impacts of large-scale development of biofuels on agriculture and the environment; describes mercury sources ... and provides an overview of the need to safeguard freshwater ecosystems, with examples of proven approaches in cities, villages, and farming regions around the world.-Back cover
Planning for integrated mine closure : toolkit by Linda Starke( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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State of the World 2009 : into a warming world : a WorldWatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society
Alternative Names
لندا ستارك

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English (306)

Danish (11)

Spanish (2)

Chinese (2)

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Beyond 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, 2010 : transforming cultures : from consumerism to sustainability : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable societyState of the world, 2002 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable societyVital signs 2003 : the trends that are shaping our futureTime for change : a new approach to environment and developmentVital signs 2000 : the environmental trends that are shaping our futureVital signs 1999 : the environmental trends that are shaping our future