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Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (Substantially Revised)
     

Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (Substantially Revised)

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by Lester R. Brown
 

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"How to build a more just world and save the planet....We should all heed Brown's advice."—Bill Clinton

In this updated edition of the landmark Plan B, Lester Brown outlines a survival strategy for our early twenty-first-century civilization. The world faces many environmental trends of disruption and decline, including rising temperatures and

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"How to build a more just world and save the planet....We should all heed Brown's advice."—Bill Clinton

In this updated edition of the landmark Plan B, Lester Brown outlines a survival strategy for our early twenty-first-century civilization. The world faces many environmental trends of disruption and decline, including rising temperatures and spreading water shortage. In addition to these looming threats, we face the peaking of oil, annual population growth of 70 million, a widening global economic divide, and a growing list of failing states. The scale and complexity of issues facing our fast-forward world have no precedent

With Plan A, business as usual, we have neglected these issues overly long. In Plan B 3.0, Lester R. Brown warns that the only effective response now is a World War II-type mobilization like that in the United States after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Editorial Reviews

New Scientist
Brown is an effective Cassandra. His picture of climate-change-induced chaos is terrifying and convincing.— Andrew Simms

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393070910
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/17/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

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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Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Maria74 More than 1 year ago
For the most part, I thought this was a good book that everyone should read. It addresses most of the issues our world currently faces (poverty, deforestation, hunger, water shortages, climate change, etc). Not only does he discuss the problems, but he also posits solutions. Although I sometimes felt that the solutions were over-simplified, he does lay out a step-by-step plan that will get us started in solving many of the world's woes. That's the best part of the book, in my opinion, because you begin to realize that our situation is not hopeless. On the other hand, it's frustrating to think that there are straightforward and cheap(!) steps that we could be taking right now, but are not. Other than writing to my congresspersons, I feel a little at a loss as to how to help move this along. Again, I do feel that a lot has been simplified, but I think his main points are valid and the more people that read this and push for change, the better!
sounds_of_silence More than 1 year ago
Lester R. Brown presents Plan B 3.0 as the way to reverse global warming and to become more eco-friendly by using renewable resources rather than the harmful use of fossil fuels. He also offers an education system that would be applied world wide in order to maintain a thorough and fair intelligence quota. He also provides routes in which to eliminate adult illiteracy and world hunger. His goals include a budget which would equate to 170 billion a year for global restoration. This may seem like a lot but it is in fact only 1/6th of the global military spending annually. Therefore his entire plan is possible. That is if everyone realized that something needs to be done about the environment and if not, then someday soon it will no longer sustain us.
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