EPIBuilding a Sustainable Future
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Lester R. Brown

Supporting Data

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Data by Topic

 

See Data for Chapters:

1 - On the Edge

2 - Falling Water Tables and Shrinking Harvests

3 - Eroding Soils and Expanding Deserts

4 - Rising Temperatures, Melting Ice, and Food Security

5 - The Emerging Politics of Food Scarcity

6 - Environmental Refugees: The Rising Tide

7 - Mounting Stresses, Failing States

8 - Building an Energy-Efficient Global Economy

9 - Harnessing Wind, Solar, and Geothermal Energy

10 - Restoring the Economy's Natural Support Systems

11 - Eradicating Poverty, Stabilizing Population, and Rescuing Failing States

12 - Feeding Eight Billion

13 - Saving Civilization

Chapter 1 Data: On the Edge ( XLS | PDF )

World Grain Production, Area, and Yield, 1960-2010

World Grain Production, Consumption, and Stocks, 1960-2010

Grain Production in the Russian Federation, 1987-2010

Gross World Product, 1950-2009

Pakistan Government Spending on Defense, Health, and Education, 1998-2009

U.S. Government Spending on Defense, Health, and Education, 1990-2008

Undernourishment in the World, 1969-2010

Undernourishment in the World and in Selected Groups and Regions, 2010

World Monthly Food Price Indices, January 1990 – January 2011

Humanity's Ecological Footprint, 1961-2007

 

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World on the Edge Cover

Chapter 2 Data: Falling Water Tables and Shrinking Harvests ( XLS | PDF )

Wheat Production, Consumption, and Imports in Saudi Arabia, 1960-2010

Grain Production, Consumption, and Imports in Yemen, 1962-2010

Grain Production, Consumption, and Imports in the Arab Middle East and Israel, 1962-2010

World Irrigated Area and Irrigated Area Per Thousand People, 1950-2008

Irrigated Area in the United States by State and Country Total, 1964-2007

Countries Overpumping Aquifers in 2010

 

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Water

Chapter 3 Data: Eroding Soils and Expanding Deserts ( XLS | PDF )

 

Dust Events in Seoul, South Korea, 1970-2006/07

Grain Production, Area, Yield, Consumption, and Imports in Kazakhstan, 1987-2010

Grain Production, Area, Yield, Consumption, and Imports in Lesotho, 1961-2010

Grain Production, Area, Yield, Consumption, and Imports in Haiti, 1961-2010

Grain Production, Area, Yield, Consumption, and Imports in Mongolia, 1961-2010

Grain Production, Area, Yield, Consumption, and Imports in North Korea, 1961-2010

World Grazing Livestock by Type, 1961-2009

Grazing Livestock in Africa, 1961-2009

Grazing Livestock in China, 1961-2009

Grazing Livestock in Iran, 1961-2008

Grazing Livestock in Nigeria, 1961-2008

Grazing Livestock in Pakistan, 1961-2009

Grazing Livestock in the United States, 1961-2009

Livestock and Human Populations in Africa, 1961-2008

Livestock and Human Populations in Nigeria, 1961-2008

Livestock and Human Populations in Pakistan, 1961-2008

 

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Drought

Chapter 4 Data: Rising Temperatures, Melting Ice, and Food Security ( XLS | PDF )

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration, 1000-2009

Global Average Temperature, 1880-2009

Average Global Temperature by Decade, 1880-2009

Natural Disasters with Billion Dollar Insured Losses through 2009

Major Ice Disintegration and Calving Events, 1995-2010

September and Annual Average Arctic Sea Ice Extent, 1979-2010

Arctic Sea Ice Extent by Month, 2006-2010, Compared with the 1979-2000 Average

Countries that Set New High-Temperature Records in 2010

Selected U.S. Cities with Record-High Summer Average Temperatures in 2010

Summer Average Temperatures at U.S. Weather Stations in 2010, Compared with Historical Data from 1895-2010

 

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Ice Melting

Chapter 5 Data: The Emerging Politics of Food Scarcity ( XLS | PDF )

Countries Receiving World Food Programme Aid, October 2010

Grain Harvested Area Per Person in Selected Countries and the World in 1950 and 2010, with Projection to 2050

Corn Production and Use for Fuel Ethanol in the United States, 1980-2010

World Soybean Production, Area, and Yield, 1950-2010

Soybean Production, Imports, and Consumption in China, 1964-2010

 

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Chapter 6 Data: Environmental Refugees: The Rising Tide ( XLS | PDF )

Effects of 1 to 5 Meters of Sea Level Rise on Populations and Land Area around the World

Effects of 10 Meter Rise in Sea Level on Populations and Land Area around the World

Leading Causes of Death in the World, 2004

Leading Causes of Death in China: Urban Population, 1982-2008

Leading Causes of Death in China: Rural Population, 1982-2008

 

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UN Relief

Chapter 7 Data: Mounting Stresses, Failing States ( XLS | PDF )

Top 20 Failing States, 2010

Failed States Index Scores for 177 Countries, 2010

Demographic Indicators for Top Failing States, 2010

Social Indicators for Top Failing States, 2010

Environmental Indicators for Top Failing States, 2010

Demographic Indicators for Top Strong States, 2010

Social Indicators for Top Strong States, 2010

Environmental Indicators for Top Strong States, 2010

Global Wild Poliovirus Cases, 1985-2010

 

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South African Shantytown

Chapter 8 Data: Building an Energy-Efficient Global Economy ( XLS | PDF )

World Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuel Combustion in 2006 and 2008, with IEA Projection for 2020

World Electricity Consumption for Lighting by Sector and Potential Electricity Savings, 2005

Potential Worldwide Electricity Savings by Switching to More-Efficient Lighting and Implementing System Control Technologies, 2005

Energy Savings from Plan B Efficiency Improvements, 2020

World Bicycle and Passenger Car Production, 1950-2007

Bicycle Trips as Share of Total Trips in Select Countries, 1974-2009

U.S. Vehicle Sales, 1931- 2009

Passenger Car and Total Vehicle Sales in Japan, 1955-2009

U.S. Vehicle Scrappage and Sales, 2000-2009

Vehicles in Operation in the United States, 2000-2009

Vehicles in Operation in the World, 2000-2009

Motor Gasoline Consumption, 2007

Miles of High Speed Rail in Various Countries and the World, 2010

 

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Bicycles

Chapter 9 Data: Harnessing Wind, Solar, and Geothermal Energy 



OVERVIEW XLS | PDF ) 

World Primary Energy Demand in 2006, with IEA Projection for 2008 and 2020

World Electricity Demand in 2006, with IEA Projection for 2008 and 2020

World Energy Consumption in 2008 and Plan B Goals for 2020

World Energy Consumption in 2008 and Plan B Goals for 2020 (detailed)

World Power and Energy from Renewables in 2008 and Plan B Goals for 2020

World Energy Growth Rates by Source, 2000-2009

Average Capacity Factors for Selected Electric Power Sources in the United States


WIND XLS | PDF ) 

World Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity and Annual Addition, 1980-2009

Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity in Top Ten Countries and the World, 1980-2009

Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity and Annual Addition in the United States, 1980-2009

Cumulative Installed Wind Power Capacity in the European Union, 1998-2009

World Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Power Capacity and Annual Addition, 1991-2009

Cumulative Installed Offshore Wind Power Capacity by Country, 2009

Windmills

SOLAR XLS | PDF

World Solar Photovoltaics Production, 1975-2009

Annual Solar Photovoltaics Production by Country, 1995-2009

Solar Photovoltaics Production in the United States, 1976-2009

World Cumulative Solar Photovoltaics Installations, 1998-2009

Annual Solar Photovoltaics Installations in Selected Countries and the World, 1998-2009

Cumulative Solar Photovoltaics Installations in Ten Leading Countries and the World, 2009

Cumulative Solar Photovoltaics Installations in the United States, 1998-2009

Cumulative Solar Photovoltaics Installations in the European Union, 1998-2009

World Installed Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Capacity, 1980-2009

Solar Water and Space Heating Area in Selected Countries and the World, Total and Per Person, 2008

Cumulative Installed Solar Water and Space Heating Capacity in Ten Leading Countries and the World, 2008


GEOTHERMAL XLS | PDF ) 

World Cumulative Installed Geothermal Electricity-Generating Capacity, 1950-2010

Cumulative Installed Geothermal Electricity-Generating Capacity by Country, 1990-2010

Cumulative Installed Geothermal Electricity-Generating Capacity in the United States, 1990-2010

Confirmed U.S. Geothermal Projects Under Development as of May 2010


HYDROELECTRIC XLS | PDF )

World Hydroelectric Consumption, 1965-2009

Hydroelectric Consumption in Ten Leading Countries and the World, 2009

Hydroelectric Consumption in the United States, 1965-2009

Hydroelectric Consumption in China, 1965-2009

Hydroelectric Consumption in the European Union, 1965-2009

Solar Panels

BIOFUELS XLS | PDF )

World Fuel Ethanol Production, 1975-2010

Fuel Ethanol Production in Ten Leading Countries and the World, 2010

Fuel Ethanol Production in the United States, 1978-2010

Fuel Ethanol Production in Brazil, 1975-2010

Fuel Ethanol Production in China, 2002-2010

Fuel Ethanol Production in the European Union, 1992-2010

World Biodiesel Production, 1991-2010

Biodiesel Production in Five Leading Countries and the World, 2010

Biodiesel Production in the United States, 2000-2010

Biodiesel Production in the European Union, 2000-2010


NATURAL GAS ( XLS | PDF )

World Natural Gas Consumption, 1965-2009

Natural Gas Consumption in Ten Leading Countries and the World, 2009

Natural Gas Consumption in the United States, 1965-2009

Natural Gas Consumption in China, 1965-2009

Natural Gas Consumption in the European Union, 1965-2009


OIL XLS | PDF )

World Oil Production, 1950-2009

Top 20 Oil Producing Countries, 2009

Oil Production in the United States, 1900-2009

Top 20 Oil Consuming Countries, 2009

Oil Consumption in the United States, 1950-2010

Oil Consumption in China, 1965-2009

Oil Consumption in the European Union, 1965-2009

Top 20 Oil Importing Countries, 2009

World's 20 Largest Oil Discoveries


COAL XLS | PDF )

Coal Consumption in Top Ten Countries and the World, 1980-2009

Coal Consumption in the United States, 1950-2010

Coal Consumption in China, 1965-2009

Coal Consumption in the European Union, 1980-2009
 

NUCLEAR XLS | PDF )

World Cumulative Installed Nuclear Electricity-Generating Capacity, 1970-2010

World Nuclear Energy Consumption, 1965-2009

Nuclear Energy Consumption in Ten Leading Countries and the World, 2009

Nuclear Energy Consumption in the United States, 1965-2009

Nuclear Energy Consumption in China, 1993-2009

Nuclear Energy Consumption in the European Union, 1965-2009


ENERGY PROFILES BY REGION

World Energy Profile ( XLS | PDF )

United States Energy Profile ( XLS | PDF )

China Energy Profile ( XLS | PDF )

European Union Energy Profile ( XLS | PDF )

 

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Smokestacks

Chapter 10 Data: Restoring the Economy's Natural Support Systems ( XLS | PDF )

Extent of No-Tillage Agriculture in Top Countries, 2007/08

World Forest Cover, 1990-2010

Forest Area Losses in Top 10 Countries, 1990-2000 and 2000-2010

Forest Area Gains in Top 10 Countries, 1990-2000 and 2000-2010

Planted Forest Area by Region, 2010

Paper Recycling Rates of Top Ten Paper Producing Countries and the World, 2005-2009

World Wood Production, 1961-2009

Wood Production in Africa, 1961-2009

Wood Production in Asia, 1961-2009

Wood Production in Europe, 1961-2009

Wood Production in North and Central America, 1961-2009

Wood Production in Oceania, 1961-2009

Wood Production in South America, 1961-2009

Net Carbon Emissions from Land Use Change, 1850-2005

Forest in Protected Areas by Region, 2010

Marine Protected Area in Top 15 Countries, 2009

Threatened Species in Major Groups of Organisms, 2010

Plan B Budget: Additional Annual Funding Needed to Restore the Earth

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Forest

Chapter 11 Data: Eradicating Poverty, Stabilizing Population, and Rescuing Failing States ( XLS | PDF )

World Population, 1950-2008

World Population, 1950-2008, with Projections to 2050

Populations of United States and Pakistan, 1950-2008

Life Expectancy for the World and Selected Groups and Regions, 1950-2005, with Projections to 2050

Gross Domestic Product Based on Purchasing Power Parity for China, India, and Brazil, 1980-2009

Per Capita Gross Domestic Product Based on Purchasing Power Parity for China, India, and Brazil, 1980-2009

Official Development Assistance from Development Assistance Committee Members, 1960-2009

Official Development Assistance from the United States, 1960-2009

Education and Total Fertility Rates for Top and Bottom Countries Sorted by Primary School Enrollment

Female Education, Literacy, and Total Fertility Rates, Latest Year

Plan B Budget: Additional Annual Funding Needed to Reach Basic Social Goals
 

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Coins

Chapter 12 Data: Feeding Eight Billion ( XLS | PDF )

 

Undernourishment in the World, 1969-2010

Undernourishment in the World and in Selected Groups and Regions, 2010

World Grain Production and Consumption, 1960-2010

World Average Grain Yields, 1950-2010

World Grain Yields, Annual Percent Increase by Decade, 1950-2010

Milk Production in India and the United States, 1961-2009

World Animal Protein Production, 1961-2009

World Animal Protein Production Per Person, 1961-2009

World Total and Per Person Wild Fish Harvest, 1950-2008

World Soybean Production, 1950-2010

World Fertilizer Consumption, 1950-2009

Farmers' Markets in Operation in the United States, 1994-2010
 

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Grain

Chapter 13 Data: Saving Civilization ( XLS | PDF )

 

Plan B Carbon Dioxide Emissions Reductions and Sequestration in 2020

Plan B Budget: Additional Annual Expenditures Needed to Meet Social Goals and to Restore the Earth

Military Budgets by Country and for the World in 2009 and Plan B Budget

The Real Price of Gasoline, 2007 Update

Retail Gasoline Prices by Country: Subsidies and Taxation, 2008

Fossil Fuel Consumption Subsidies in Selected Countries by Fuel Type, 2009
 

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Population

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