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Plan B Lester R. Brown (Earth Policy Institute)

Plan B By Lester R. Brown (Earth Policy Institute)

Plan B by Lester R. Brown (Earth Policy Institute)


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Summary

A bold new plan for those concerned about rising temperatures, population projections, and spreading water scarcity.

Plan B Summary

Plan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble by Lester R. Brown (Earth Policy Institute)

Lester Brown notes that if the environmental trends of recent decades continue, the global economy will soon begin to unravel. The food sector, he believes, is the most vulnerable. Record-high temperatures and falling water tables are already taking the edge off grain harvests in some countries, including China, the world's largest grain producer.

The wake-up call will come, Brown believes, when 1.3 billion Chinese consumers with an $80 billion trade surplus start competing with Americans for U.S. grain, driving up food prices. Rising food prices could create political instability in low-income countries, disrupting global economic progress.

At that point, it will be clear that business as usual-Plan A-is not working. In Plan B, Brown outlines a World War II-type mobilization to stabilize climate by restructuring the global energy economy and to stabilize population by investing heavily in health care, family planning, and the education of girls in developing countries.

About Lester R. Brown (Earth Policy Institute)

Lester R. Brown is the founder of the Earth Policy and Worldwatch Institutes. He has been honored with numerous prizes, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the United Nations Environment Prize, and twenty-five honorary degrees. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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GOR006210648
9780393325232
0393325237
Plan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble by Lester R. Brown (Earth Policy Institute)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
WW Norton & Co
2003-10-17
304
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