Indur Goklany's great book, The Improving State of the World: Why We're Living Longer, Healthier, More Comfortable Lives on a Cleaner Planet, has been cited this week by both John Tierney and Andrew Revkin in the New York Times.
But neither of them really says much about it. Don't bother with the articles, just go buy the book. It's a compelling, comprehensive case -- with more than 100 charts and tables -- for the case made in the title, which deserves to be bullet-pointed. It shows that the state of the world is improving because
- We're Living Longer,
- More Comfortable Lives
- on a Cleaner Planet