The World Watch Institute has released it's new State of the World report. This environmental research and policy organization began issuing these reports 29 years ago. This year's report, Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity looks at "the good life" of a growing middle class and how the current definition of that good life can't be sustained over the long haul.
"The Industrial Revolution gave birth to an economic growth model rooted in structures, behaviors, and activities that are patently unsustainable," said Worldwatch Senior Researcher Michael Renner, co-director of State of the World 2012, in a statement. "Mounting ecosystem stress and resource pressures are accompanied by increased economic volatility, growing inequality, and social vulnerability.
This is a report worth reading. Check it out at: http://www.worldwatch.org/