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Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization


Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save CivilizationIn this updated edition of the landmark Plan B, 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. In Plan B 3.0, 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. Look inside Plan B 3.0on Google Books.


Review by Treehugger >>
First off, a disclaimer: Lester Brown has been a hero of mine (and featured on TreeHugger TV interviews as well as posting himself on climate refugees) at least since 2003, when in front of a gathering of sustainability experts in a Portland conference room I asked him why he didn't help us all out and run for U.S. president. Brown laughed with the rest of the crowd, then moved right on to the next question. He obviously had a much bigger agenda in mind - such as saving the entire planet… More >>

Review by Grinning Planet >>
Falling water tables, soil erosion, and advancing deserts threaten our agricultural lands; drinking water shortages afflict much of the world's people and threaten to affect many more in the years to come; the peaking of global oil supplies threatens the world's economy; the collapse of many of the planet's fisheries threatens one of the world's best protein sources; and global warming threatens everything… More >>

Review by Guardian News >>
This is a scary book. Last summer, in a single week, an area of Arctic ice twice the size of Britain disappeared. Glaciers are melting so quickly that some scientists say sea levels could rise by two metres this century. Rising temperatures, shrinking forests, disappearing species - we are destroying the planet and endangering civilisation. Plan A is business as usual and, as Lester Brown makes abundantly clear, that is no longer an option. More >>


Lester Brown

Lester BrownFounder and President of Earth Policy Institute, he has been described as "one of the world's most influential thinkers" by the Washington Post. The Telegraph of Calcutta called him "the guru of the environmental movement." Before starting Earth Policy Institute, he founded Worldwatch Institute and was its President for 26 years. In that capacity, he launched the World Watch Papers, the annual State of the World report, the bimonthly magazine World Watch, the annual Vital Signs, and the Institute's News Briefs…

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Video Talks & Interviews >>
Portions of presentations as well as segments from interviews are available here >>

Audio Talks & Interviews >>
Two NPR Science Friday interviews here >>

Online Articles >>
Articles covering the problems associated with ethanol production, water shortages, and the Earth's population carrying capacity, as well as several interviews, are here >>

Other Books By Brown >>
The author or coauthor of 50 books, he is one of the world's most widely published authors. His books have appeared in some 40 languages. See all Brown’s books here >>


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