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

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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.

Synopsis:

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

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-272) and index.

About the Author

Lester R. Brown

Table of Contents

A planet under stress — Emerging water shortages — Eroding soils and shrinking cropland — Rising temperatures and rising seas — Our socially divided world — Plan A : Business as usual — Raising water productivity — Raising land productivity — Cutting carbon emissions in half — Responding to the social challenge — Plan B : Rising to the challenge.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393325232
Subtitle:
Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble
Author:
Brown, Lester R
Author:
Brown, Lester Russell
Author:
Brown, Lester R.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental economics
Subject:
Water-supply
Subject:
Population
Subject:
Carbon dioxide
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 54
Publication Date:
20031017
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.22x5.54x.78 in. .76 lbs.

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