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Plan B : Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble - 03 edition

Plan B : Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble (ISBN10: 0393325237; ISBN13: 9780393325232)
ISBN13: 978-0393325232
ISBN10: 0393325237

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0393058598
ISBN10: 039305859X

Summary: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble
A bold new plan for those concerned about rising temperatures, population projections, and spreading water scarcity.

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 harvest ...show mores 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 08/19/2003
International: No

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