Vital Signs 2006-2007

Written by The Worldwatch Institute

Vital Signs 2006-2007 reports bad and good news.  The bad news:  60% of Earth’s ecosystems are being degraded; 2005 was the hottest year on record; 20% of the Earth’s coral reefs have been destroyed and 50% are threatened.  The good news:  the total number of wars and armed conflicts is the lowest since peaking in the early 1990s; solar power grew by 45% in 2005; wind power by 24%; biofuels ;production by 22%.

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