The newest volume in the series that has become the bible of the global environmental movement-and has sold over one million copies. This State of the World Millennium Edition provides national leaders and concerned citizens with a comprehensive framework for the global debate about our future in the twenty-first century. This annual survey by the award-winning Worldwatch Institute has become an indispensable analysis of negative environmental trends and a guide to emerging solutions. State of the World 1999 takes an insightful look at the sweeping changes of the last one hundred years and the challenges we face in the next century to build a sustainable economy that reuses and recycles materials, is powered by renewable energy sources, and has a stable population. Written in clear and concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, State of the World 1999 presents a view of our changing world that we, and our leaders, cannot afford to ignore.