This fact sheet highlights some of the impacts, threats, and vulnerabilities to human health in the United States associated with extreme weather events, examines how climate change is contributing to human health threats, and summarizes initiatives taking place to help address the issue.
People and the Environmentby -
Special features of this outstanding edition include: Population and the Environment; Regional Focus on China and India; Women and Sustainable Development; Natural Resource Consumption.
Obstacles to forest policy reform in Indonesia and the United Statesby , and -
Examines underlying economic, social, and political forces that drive forest conversion and exploitation and reforms in which local participation, national institutions, donor assistance, and international action can promote effective forest management.
Guidelines for action to save, study and use Earth's biotic wealth sustainably and equitably...by , , , and -
Offers the most systematic and comprehensive plan ever devised to protect the world's total stock of genes, species, and ecosystems....
The scientific basis for the conservation of biodiversityby -
Not since the Cretaceous era ended some 65 million years ago have losses been so rapid and great. If the trend continues, one quarter of the world's species may be gone by 2050....
Natural Resources in the National Income Accountsby , , , and -
Using Indonesia's timber, petroleum, and soils as examples, this report tests and applies a methodology for integrating natural resource depletion into a revised national accounting system that can more accurately reflect economic reality....
Airborne pollution's toll on trees and crops...by and -
Across the United States, air pollution is contributing to the decline and ultimate death of forest trees and to widespread losses in crop yields.
In many countries, government policies lie behind the wastage of forest resources. This report examines the situation in ten countries on four continents and shows improved government policies can promote economic development and forest conservation.