Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing To Save Civilization

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Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing To Save Civilization

by Lester R Brown

WW Norton | December 25, 2007 | Trade Paperback

Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing To Save Civilization is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
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 , 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.15 in

Published: December 25, 2007

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393330877

ISBN - 13: 9780393330878

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Get it, read it This is a book containing very good, recent information about what has been happening worldwide in recent years. That's important because many things are changing on an exponential level, so if you're basing decisions and ideas on information from 2003, you're far out of date. It covers the cons and pros of biofuels (reference order based on my biases), affects of changing temperatures on climate, sea levels and societies. It is well-written. If you like to process information from figures and graphs, and want lots of pretty, colour pictures, then this book isn't for you. If you process information well from the written word, then it's an excellent choice to learn more about the state of the world and the environment. The focus is in presenting alternatives to the status quo with technologies that we currently have. Reading it, you can get depressed and hopeful in turns. It's written in a smooth, engagin style, and is cited with extensive references listed at the end of the text and a good index. Printed on recycled paper and produced by the Earth Policy Institute (www.earthpolicy.org), a nonprofit environmental research organization that aims to publish downloadable updates on the book's subject matter.
Date published: 2008-04-13

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Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing To Save Civilization

Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing To Save Civilization

by Lester R Brown

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.15 in

Published: December 25, 2007

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393330877

ISBN - 13: 9780393330878

From the Publisher

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 , 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.

About 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.

Editorial Reviews

“This book provides excellent insights for academics, students and lay readers alike... in tackling a host of pressing issues in a single book, makes for an eye-opening read.” — The Times Higher Education Supplement

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