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Tables of Contents for Vital Signs 2002
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Acknowledgments
9
2
Preface
11
4
Overview: Making the Connections
15
1
Connections
16
1
Energy, Climate, and Transportation
16
2
Land, Water, and Food
18
1
The Hazards of High-Tech and Old Tech
19
4
PART ONE: KEY INDICATORS
Food and Agricultural Trends
23
14
Aquaculture Production Intensifies
24
2
Grain Harvest Lagging Behind Demand
26
2
Meat Production Hits Another High
28
2
Cocoa Production Jumps
30
2
Sugar and Sweetener Use Grows
32
2
Irrigated Area Rises
34
3
Energy Trends
37
12
Fossil Fuel Use Inches Up
38
2
Nuclear Power Up Slightly
40
2
Wind Energy Surges
42
2
Solar Cell Use Rises Quickly
44
2
Compact Fluorescents Set Record
46
3
Atmospheric Trends
49
8
Global Temperature Close to a Record
50
2
Carbon Emissions Reach New High
52
2
CFC Use Declining
54
3
Economic Trends
57
16
Economic Growth Falters
58
2
Trade Slows
60
2
Foreign Debt Falls in Dollar Terms
62
2
Metals Exploration Drops Sharply
64
2
Metals Production Climbs
66
2
Oil Spills Decline
68
2
Roundwood Production Rebounds
70
3
Transportation Trends
73
8
Vehicle Production Declines Slightly
74
2
Bicycle Production Rolls Forward
76
2
Passenger Rail at Crossroads
78
3
Communications Trends
81
6
Internet Continues Meteoric Rise
82
2
Mobile Phone Use Booms
84
3
Health and Social Trends
87
6
Population Growing Steadily
88
2
AIDS Passes 20-Year Mark
90
3
Military Trends
93
8
Number of Violent Conflicts Declines
94
2
Peacekeeping Expenditures Rise Again
96
5
PART TWO: SPECIAL FEATURES
Environment Features
101
16
Farmland Quality Deteriorating
102
2
Forest Loss Unchecked
104
2
Freshwater Species at Increasing Risk
106
2
Transboundary Parks Become Popular
108
2
Semiconductors Have Hidden Costs
110
2
Toxic Waste Largely Unseen
112
2
Rio Treaties Post Some Success
114
3
Economy and Finance Features
117
12
Foreign Aid Spending Falls
118
2
Charitable Giving Widespread
120
2
Cruise Industry Buoyant
122
2
Ecolabeling Gains Ground
124
2
Pesticide Sales Remain Strong
126
3
Resource Economics Features
129
8
Biotech Industry Growing
130
2
Appliance Efficiency Takes Off
132
2
Water Stress Driving Grain Trade
134
3
Health Features
137
10
Food-borne Illness Widespread
138
2
Soda Consumption Grows
140
2
Prevalence of Asthma Rising Rapidly
142
2
Mental Health Often Overlooked
144
3
Social Features
147
14
Poverty Persists
148
2
Car-Sharing Emerging
150
2
Sprawling Cities Have Global Effects
152
2
Teacher Shortages Hit Hard
154
2
Women Subject to Violence
156
2
Voter Participation Declines
158
3
Military Features
161
4
Progress Against Landmines
162
3
Notes
165
48
The Vital Signs Series
213
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