Just how serious are our environmental problems? Are we doing enough to deal with them? The Little Green Handbook has the answers. This user-friendly sourcebook is filled with up-to-date facts and figures, making complex but vitally important ideas simple. Published for the first time in the United States, this is a unique reference that illustrates the most important global developments facing us today, explains them, and suggests areas for positive change, decoding the science behind the news stories, sound bites, and cocktail-party banter.