State of the World 1989
STATE OF THE WORLD, WORLDWATCH INSTITUTE 1989
The 1989 edition warns that if we don't act quickly to reverse the environmental trends undermining the human prospect, environmental deterioration and social disintegration will begin to feed on each other.
State of the World 1989 includes a global action plan aimed at mobilizing the world community to join together and fight these problems. In this new era of increased awareness and concern, it is time to initiate major efforts to slow population growth, meet future food needs, reverse deforestation and improve energy efficiency. The authors note the role that grass-roots organizations can play in such efforts and urge a strengthening of the capabilities of international institutions.