Earth Report 2000: Revisiting the True State of the Planet
Date: 1999 Edited by: Ronald Bailey Published by: McGraw-Hill
Earth Report 2000 is a collection of essays written by preeminent experts in the environmental field. Some of the issues featured in this edition include climate change, state of the world’s fisheries, endocrine disruptors, and population issues.
The book is a calm and rational examination of what we do know, and what we don’t know, concerning the ecology of the planet. These issues are not only relevant to current debate, but are also hotly debated in the scientific community.
Dedication – Julian Simon, an appreciation, by Fred L. Smith
Introduction – by Michael Novak
Chapter 1 – The Progress Explosion: Permanently Escaping the Malthusian Trapby Ronald Bailey
Chapter 2 – How do We Know the Temperature of The Earth?: Global Warming and Global Temperaturesby Roy Spencer
Chapter 3 – Doing More with Less: Dematerialization—Unsung Environmental Triumphby Lynn Scarlett
Chapter 4 -- World Population Prospects for the 21st Century: The Specter of "Depopulation"?by Nicholas Eberstadt
Chapter 5 – Fishing for Solutions: The State of the World’s FisheriesBy Michael De Alessi
Chapter 6 – Soft Energy vs. Hard Facts: Powering the 21st CenturyBy Jerry Taylor and Peter VanDoren
Chapter 7 – Richer is More Resilient: Climate Change vs. More Urgent Environmental ProblemsBy Indur Goklany
Chapter 8 – Endocrine Disruptors – New Toxic Menace?By Stephen Safe
Chapter 9 – Biological Diversity: Divergent Views on its Status and Diverging Approaches to it ConservationBy Rowan B. Martin
Benchmarks – The Global Trends that are Shaping Our WorldBy Paul Georgia and the CEI staff