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World resources 1998-99 : a guide to the global environment - environmental change and human health (English)

This eighth report of the series introduces a new design and format for presenting data and analysis on global environment and development issues. Part 1 focuses on Environmental Change and Human Health, with chapters looking 1) both at the environmental threats associated with poverty and those associated with unwise development; 2) at indicators that estimate a country's potential exposure to environmental risks that can undermine health; 3) at three trends that are changing the face of the planet--and also influencing human health: agricultural intensification, industrialization, and rising energy use; and 4) at a range of environmental interventions, from local to international, that can safeguard both environmental quality and human health. Following the overview chapters is a collection of signed essays that reflects a diverse opinions concerning the links between environment and health. The section ends with regional profiles--one of the Senegal River Basin; the other of China--that illustrate many of the tensions and opportunities explored in this section. This report introduces, Global Environmental Trends, as Part 2, which highlights critical trends in a graphic, easy-to-read format. It features some 30 stories covering population growth, food security, food production, and environmental degradation. A new section, Regions at a Glance, features 8 global maps highlighting key worldwide environment and development indicators. Part 3 consists of Data Tables.


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World resources 1998-99 : a guide to the global environment - environmental change and human health (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.