Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble by Lester R. Brown, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

by Lester R. Brown
     
 

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In this new edition, Lester Brown outlines a survival strategy for our early twenty-first civilization.

The world faces numerous environmental trends of disruption and decline such as rising temperatures, falling water tables, shrinking forests, melting glaciers, collapsing fisheries, and rising sea levels. In Plan B, Lester R. Brown notes that in ignoring

Overview

In this new edition, Lester Brown outlines a survival strategy for our early twenty-first civilization.

The world faces numerous environmental trends of disruption and decline such as rising temperatures, falling water tables, shrinking forests, melting glaciers, collapsing fisheries, and rising sea levels. In Plan B, Lester R. Brown notes that in ignoring nature's deadlines for dealing with these environmental issues we risk the disruption of economic progress.

In addition to these environmental trends, the world faces the peaking of oil, the addition of 70 million people per year, a widening global economic divide, and the spread of international terrorism. The global scale and growing complexity of issues facing our fast-forward world have no precedent.

With Plan A, business as usual, we have neglected these issues so long that the only effective response now is a World War II-type mobilization such as after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393061628
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/23/2006
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

What People are saying about this

"Exciting . . . a masterpiece!"
---Ted Turner

"Brown makes a compelling case from his unique vantage point, having spent 30 years studying the state of the world."
---Mother Earth News

Meet the Author

LESTER R. BROWN, president of the Earth Policy Institute, is one of the world's most widely published authors with books in more than forty languages. A MacArthur Fellow, he lives in Washington, DC.

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