The Improving State of the World: Why We’re Living Longer, Healthier, More Comfortable Lives on a Cleaner Planet

Many people believe that globalization and its key components have made matters worse for humanity and the environment. In his book, <i>The Improving State of the World</i>, Indur M. Goklany exposes this as a complete myth and challenges people to consider how much worse the world would be without them. Goklany’s work represents an important contribution to the environment versus development debate and collects in one volume for the first time the long-term trends in a broad array of the most significant indicators of human and environmental well-being, and their dependence on economic development and technological change. Goklany maintains that restricting globalization would therefore hamper further progress in improving human and environmental well-being, and surmounting future environmental or natural resource limits to growth.

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