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Gardner, Gary T. 1958-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 200 publications in 5 languages and 7,963 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Abstracts  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor, Contributor, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: HC59, 338.9
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gary T Gardner
Beyond Malthus : sixteen dimensions of the population problem by Lester R Brown( Book )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 1,275 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)
Inspiring progress : religions' contributions to sustainable development by Gary T Gardner( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Progress" is in trouble. Hunger exists amid plenty. Technology too often serves violence. Forests and species are threatened, and the planet's climate is changing. These Achilles' heels of the otherwise spectacular 20th century threaten to unravel the many gains of that era. The values responsible for these fundamental flaws will need to be corrected if human progress is to continue in the 21st century. Fortunately, many religious people and institutions are stepping up to the challenge with inspiring initiatives to care for the environment and to rethink the way wealth is used in our world. Their contributions, while relatively modest compared to their potential, add value to the movement to build a sustainable world. Increased religious involvement in the effort could help usher in a brighter future of human progress. In the pages of this book, you can find out how." --[P. 4] of COVER
Recycling organic waste : from urban pollutant to farm resource by Gary T Gardner( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shrinking fields : cropland loss in a world of eight billion by Gary T Gardner( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underfed and overfed : the global epidemic of malnutrition by Gary T Gardner( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind over matter : recasting the role of materials in our lives by Gary T Gardner( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invoking the spirit : religion and spirituality in the quest for a sustainable world by Gary T Gardner( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear nonproliferation : a primer by Gary T Gardner( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating sustainable prosperity in the United States : the need for innovation and leadership by Gary T Gardner( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States finds itself at a critical juncture, as environmental degradation and resource depletion threaten the capacity of the economy to generate wealth for the indefinite future. Despite growing awareness of the need to build a sustainable economy, U.S. output continues to be characterized by linear flows of materials, heavy dependence on fossil fuels, disregard for renewable resources, and resource use that is strongly connected to economic growth. Entire sets of assumptions, beliefs, and practices will need to be overturned if the United States is to build a sustainable economy in the decades ahead. This report shows that creating a sustainable U.S. economy will require a thoughtful and strategic set of national, state, and local policies that would remake the economic playing field under a new set of principles. Renewable resources cannot be consumed faster than they are regenerated. Non-renewable resources must be reused or recycled to the greatest extent possible. Ongoing development should focus less on ever-higher levels of consumption and more on increased quality of life. A sense of fairness, especially around wealth distribution, is needed to generate social and economic stability across society. Meanwhile, a deceleration of population growth will make the creation of a sustainable economy far easier. These broad principles suggest an entirely new way of building and operating an economy. Read inside for a discussion of policies that could help lead to sustainable prosperity in the United States.--From publisher description
State of the world, 2003 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 317 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 : can a city be sustainable? by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cities are the world's future. Today, more than half of the global population lives in urban areas, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for livable, equitable, and sustainable cities? In the latest edition of State of the World, the flagship publication of the Worldwatch Institute, experts from around the globe examine the core principles of sustainable urbanism and profile cities that are putting these principles into practice. From Portland, Oregon to Ahmedabad, India, local people are acting to improve their cities, even when national efforts are stalled. Issues examined range from the nitty-gritty of handling waste and developing public transportation to civic participation and navigating dysfunctional government. Throughout, readers discover the most pressing challenges facing communities and the most promising solutions currently being developed. The result is a snapshot of cities today and a vision for global urban sustainability tomorrow."--Back cover
State of the world 2015 : confronting hidden threats to sustainability by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, and a rapid rise in diseases of animal origin are among the underreported consequences of an unsustainable global system. In this volume, experts explore these hidden threats along with the central question of how we can develop resilience to these and other shocks
Can a city be sustainable? by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities are the world's future. Today, more than half of the global population lives in urban areas, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for livable, equitable, and sustainable cities? In the latest edition of State of the World, the flagship publication of the Worldwatch Institute, experts from around the globe examine the core principles of sustainable urbanism and profile cities that are putting these principles into practice. From Portland, Oregon to Ahmedabad, India, local people are acting to improve their cities, even when national efforts are stalled. Issues examined range from the nitty-gritty of handling waste and developing public transportation to civic participation and navigating dysfunctional government. Throughout, readers discover the most pressing challenges facing communities and the most promising solutions currently being developed. The result is a snapshot of cities today and a vision for global urban sustainability tomorrow. -- Back cover
Malthus au-delà : Les 19 défis de l'explosion démographique by Lester R Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porte sur les pincipaux problèmes liés à la croissance de la population dans le monde: l'eau douce, la biodiversité, l'énergie, la pêche maritime, l'emploi, les forêts, les terres cultivables, les modifications du climat, le logement, les déchets, les tensions sociales, etc. [SDM]
Climate change reference guide by Alice McKeown( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No proliferación nuclear : un manual by Gary T Gardner( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State of the world '02 : stato del pianeta e sostenibilità : rapporto annuale by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State of the World 2008 : innovations for a sustainable economy( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 16 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, 1990 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Lester R Brown( )

3 editions published in 1997 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worldwatch Institute's seventh annual assessment of the earth's health focuses on major policy initiatives needed to stabilize the climate, improve air quality, and reduce poverty. Suggests a wholesale reordering of government priorities
Confronting hidden threats to sustainability by Gary T Gardner( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"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, and a rapid rise in diseases of animal origin are among the underreported consequences of an unsustainable global system. In this volume, experts explore these hidden threats along with the central question of how we can develop resilience to these and other shocks."
 
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Inspiring progress : religions' contributions to sustainable development
Alternative Names
Gardner, Gary.

Gardner, Gary T.

Gardner, Gary T. 1958-

جاري جاردنر، 1958-

Languages
English (123)

Spanish (15)

French (2)

Danish (2)

Italian (1)

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Inspiring progress : religions' contributions to sustainable developmentUnderfed and overfed : the global epidemic of malnutritionState of the world, 2003 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable societyState of the World 2008 : innovations for a sustainable economy