Vital Signs

From rising meat and seafood production to changes in the climate, the annual Vital Signs book includes trends with concise analysis, detailed tables, and clear graphs.

Vital Signs Online, a subscription service offered by the Worldwatch Institute, offers timely electronic access to the trends contained within Vital Signs, as well as presentation-ready charts and data spreadsheets.

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Vital Signs Volume 20 (2013)

Vital Signs, Volume 20 (2013)

From automobile production to natural disasters to wage growth, Vital Signs, Volume 20 documents the trends that are shaping our future in concise analysis and clear tables and graphs.
Vital Signs 2012

Vital Signs 2012

From organic farming to high-speed rail to wind power, Vital Signs 2012 documents 24 trends that are shaping our future in concise analysis and clear tables and graphs.

Vital Signs 2011

From economic growth to sea-level rise, Vital Signs 2011 documents the trends that are shaping our future in concise analysis and clear tables and graphs.

Vital Signs 2010

From rising meat and seafood production to changes in the climate, Vital Signs 2010 documents 24 trends that are shaping our future and includes concise analyses and clear graphs.

 

Vital Signs 2009

Vital Signs 2009 includes 25 trends in one convenient reference guide. Covers pressing trends in energy, agriculture, transportation, climate, health, the economy, population, and other areas to inform and inspire the changes needed to build a sustainable world

Vital Signs 2007-2008

This report tracks and analyzes 44 trends that are shaping our future, and includes graphs and charts to provide a visual comparison over time. Categories of trends include: Food, Agricultural Resources, Energy and Climate, Global Economy, Resource Economics, Environment, Conflict and Peace, Communications and Transportation, Population and Society, and Health and Disease.

Vital Signs 2006-2007

This report tracks and analyzes 44 trends that are shaping our future, and includes graphs and charts to provide a visual comparison over time. Categories of trends include: Food, Agricultural Resources, Energy and Climate, Global Economy, Resource Economics, Environment, War and Conflict, Communications and Transportation, Population and Society, and Health and Disease.

Vital Signs 2005

 

This much-anticipated edition of Vital Signs covers 35 global trends that are shaping our future. From carbon emissions to loss of wetlands, each trend provides a brief status report on the topic plus graphs and charts that offer a visual comparison over time. Categories include Food, Economics, Transportation, Health, Governance, Energy and Climate, and Conflict and Peace.

 

Vital Signs 2003

 

“Vital Signs does for the environment what stock market indicators do for the City [in London]. But it says more about the future of our world than the FTSE [Financial Times Stock Exchange] ever can.”  BBC Wildlife Magazine

 

Vital Signs 2002

 

Vital Signs 2002 provides comprehensive, user-friendly information on key trends. Using tables and graphs readers can assess the developments that are changing their lives for better or for worse.