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 1992 Cover

Vital Signs 1992

Vital Signs: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future concisely presents the good news, the bad news, and some surprises about the health of our planet and civilization. The Worldwatch Institute's award-winning researchers have culled information from around the globe to come up with 36 key indicators that best track change in our environmental, economic, and social health. Vital Signs analyzes each indicator - whether on food or forests, nuclear warheads or infant mortality - in text and in easy-to-read graphs.