Planet in Peril: Atlas of Current Threats to People and the Environment
Planet in Peril: An Atlas of Current Threats to People and the Environment offers a holistic and well-researched analysis of today’s global issues and their impact on human population and the environment.
Written by an international team of specialists, this Atlas illustrates through text and beautifully rendered maps, graphics and diagrams the interplay between population and the world’s ecosystems and natural resources both in the short and long terms. It brings together a wealth of information from the most up-to-date sources on such key issues as climate change, access to water, exploitation of ocean resources, nuclear energy and waste, renewable energy, weapons of mass destruction, causes of industrial accidents, waste, export, hunger, genetically modified organisms, urban development, access to health care and ecological change in China.
With its expansive scope, richly detailed information, and inviting design, this Atlas is an indispensable resource for understanding the planet we live in.
Polar ice caps melting faster
Point of no return for global warming
Water becoming a rarity
Ocean resources under threat
Nuclear power for civilian and military use
Renewable energy, fact and fiction
Weapons for rich … and poor
Who causes industrial accidents?
Waste, recyclers and recycled
The south depends on its exports
Losing the battle against hunger
GM organisms, too much, too soon
Urban development trends
Widening health care gap
China a key factor in tomorrow’s climate
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