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Gardner, Gary T. 1958-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 199 publications in 4 languages and 7,918 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Abstracts  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor, Publishing director, Other, Contributor
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 )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,279 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 813 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
State of the world, 1990 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

37 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 790 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. This volume examines new technologies and advances from around the world that show promise as a means to create a sustainable global economy and stop the depletion of natural resources and the environment. Featuring chapters on renewable energy, innovations in clean production, commons resources, trade policy, finance for sustainability, new economic yardsticks, and many other topics, [this book] is [a] global-level publication to showcase a wide range of diverse innovations and to demonstrate their near-term potential to put whole societies on a sustainable path. Common to these innovations is a rethinking of key economic assumptions and business practices to create economies that meet people's needs while protecting the planet. --From back 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 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 612 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 589 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 541 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 531 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 348 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 : can a city be sustainable? by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 294 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 293 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 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. How will nations deal with migration as climate change refugees cross borders in order to escape flooding, drought, or other extreme weather events? What will happen to the price and availability of fossil energy--the foundation of industrial civilization--as these resources oscillate between surplus and scarcity? If perpetual economic growth on a finite planet is impossible, what are the alternatives? Can national governments manage the transition? Eight key issues are addressed in depth, along with the central question of how we can develop resilience to these and other shocks." -- Publisher's description
Confronting hidden threats to sustainability by Gary T Gardner( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 253 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 )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 69 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 )

3 editions published between 2008 and 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 17 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 2016 : can a city be sustainable?( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 11 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
 
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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 (156)

Spanish (15)

French (2)

Italian (1)

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Inspiring progress : religions' contributions to sustainable developmentState of the world, 1990 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable societyUnderfed and overfed : the global epidemic of malnutritionState of the World 2008 : innovations for a sustainable economy