2003 Index of Leading Environmental Indicators

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    2003 Index of Leading Environmental Indicators
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The Index of Leading Environmental Indicators, now copublished by AEI and the Pacific Research Institute, is an annual report on environmental trends and controversies in the United States. The Index analyzes and summarizes overlooked government data on the environment, most of which demonstrates substantial environmental progress over the last generation.

The Index has broadened its scope in recent editions to offer a retrospective on the major environmental issues of the previous year. The biggest story of 2002 was undoubtedly the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in August and September. The Index notes that the summit took a different course than anticipated and may represent a turning point for environmental policy. The emphasis on economic growth as a prerequisite for environmental progress represented a dramatic repudiation of the Malthusian mindset that characterized past UN environmental conclaves--a fact that was not lost on some left leaning environmental organizations that were furious about the outcome.

Steven F. Hayward is the F. K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow at AEI.

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  • Steven F. Hayward was previously the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow at AEI. He is the author of the Almanac of Environmental Trends, and the author of many books on environmental topics. He has written biographies of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan and of Winston Churchill, and the upcoming book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents. He contributed to AEI's Energy and Environment Outlook series. 

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