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World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse
     

World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse

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by Lester R. Brown
 

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In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now.
We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of

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In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now.
We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of aquifers and avoid water-driven food shortages? Can we cope with peak water and peak oil at the same time? These are some of the issues Lester R. Brown skillfully distills in World on the Edge. Bringing decades of research and analysis into play, he provides the responses needed to reclaim our future.

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Lester Brown's World on the Edge sounds an environmental alarm that extends far beyond polar bear count estimates and mildly disturbing temperature warnings. This paperback original places our escalating global warming crises in terms of water-driven food shortages and catastrophic sea level rises. However, Brown is no grim alarmist: This United National Environment Prize winner writes convincingly about measures that we need to take to avoid calamities that could affect almost every American household.

E. O. Wilson
“Lester Brown is one of the pioneers and heroes of global environmentalism. If the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize had been extended to a third recipient, the logical candidate would have been Lester Brown.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393080292
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/06/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
934,734
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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E. O. Wilson
Lester Brown is one of the pioneers and heroes of global environmentalism. If the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize had been extended to a third recipient, the logical candidate would have been Lester Brown.

Meet the Author

Lester R. Brownis 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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World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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I just can't take a book seriously when the author speaks in " millions" of years. Too bad he doesn't stick to Sci-Fi because his talent shines there. Forget what you think you know about carbon dating, scientists have carbon dated a dinosaur right leg and then the left leg and gotten dates ten of thousands of years difference. If they can't tell you how old one dinosaur is, are you really going to trust them to tell you how old the earth is. Come on, think about it. Also be suspect of anything that has the word Theory in it, if it is a theory, then it isn't a fact.