Vital Signs

From rising meat and seafood production to changes in the climate, the annual Vital Signs book includes trends with concise analysis, detailed tables, and clear graphs.

Vital Signs Online, a subscription service offered by the Worldwatch Institute, offers timely electronic access to the trends contained within Vital Signs, as well as presentation-ready charts and data spreadsheets.

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Vital Signs 2002

 

Vital Signs 2002 provides comprehensive, user-friendly information on key trends. Using tables and graphs readers can assess the developments that are changing their lives for better or for worse.

 

Vital Signs 2001

 

The global trends documented in Vital Signs 2001—from the rapid increase in the use of wind power to the continued warming of the planet—will play a large role in determining the quality of our lives and our children's lives in this new century.

 

Vital Signs 2000

The global trends documented in Vital Signs 2000--from the rapid rise in the sales of energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps to the worldwide overpumping of growndwater--will play a large role in determining the quality of our lives and our children's lives in the next decade.

 

Vital Signs 1999

 

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.

 

Vital Signs 1998

 

The new Vital Signs 1998 gives you more than 100 charts, graphs and tables that show you the worldwide trends that are changing our lives, for better and for worse. It includes the latest data on critical global trends, presented in simple but compelling graphics, along with concise, thoughtful analysis.

 

Vital Signs 1997

The global trends documented in Vital Signs 1997—from food supply to human health—will play a large role in determining the quality of our lives and our children's lives in the next decade

Vital Signs 1996

 

This fifth edition of Vital Signs: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future will, we believe, be more useful than ever in allowing policymakers, journalists, and academic researchers to chart and understand the major ecological, economic, and social forces affecting the world. In 1996, we have included 33 key indicators, most of which present data from 1950 through 1995, and an additional 12 special features.

 

Vital Signs 1995

The world is growing warmer, more crowded, and ecologically less stable, according to Vital Signs 1995: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future, a Worldwatch Institute report. In 1994, global temperature rose from 15.20 degrees Celsius to 15.32 degrees. This rise, equivalent to 0.22 degrees Fahrenheit, made 1994 the fifth warmest year on record.

Vital Signs 1994

Vital Signs 1994 concisely presents the good news, the bad news, and some surprises about the health of our planet and civilization. The Institute's award-winning research team has culled information from around the globe to come up with 44 key indicators that best track change in our environmental, economic, and social health. Vital Signs 1994 analyzes each indicator—whether on food, carbon emissions, or the arms trade—in text and easy-to-read graphs.

Vital Signs 1993

Vital Signs 1993 concisely presents the good news, the bad news, and some surprises about the health of our planet and civilization. The Institute's award-winning research team has culled information from around the globe to come up with 42 key indicators that best track change in our environmental, economic, and social health. Vital Signs 1993 analyzes each indicator—whether on food or water, nuclear warheads or infant mortality—in words and easy-to-read graphs.