Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing To Save Civilization by Lester R BrownPlan B 4.0: Mobilizing To Save Civilization by Lester R Brown

Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing To Save Civilization

byLester R Brown

Paperback | September 22, 2009

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“[Brown’s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable.”—Katherine Salant, Washington Post

As fossil fuel prices rise, oil insecurity deepens, and concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging. Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are replacing oil, coal, and natural gas, at a pace and on a scale we could not have imagined even a year ago. For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever. Plan B 4.0 explores both the nature of this transition to a new energy economy and how it will affect our daily lives.
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.
Title:Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing To Save CivilizationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1 inShipping dimensions:9.25 × 6.25 × 1 inPublished:September 22, 2009Publisher:NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393337197

ISBN - 13:9780393337198


Editorial Reviews

A great blueprint for combating climate change.—Bryan Walsh, TimeLester 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.—E. O. WilsonLester Brown tells us how to build a more just world and save the planet... in a practical, straightforward way. We should all heed his advice.—Former President Bill ClintonIn this impressively researched manifesto for change, Brown bluntly sets out the challenges and offers an achievable road map for solving the climate change crisis.—The GuardianA great book which should wake up humankind!—Klaus Schwab, World Economic ForumBrown gives concise, but very informative, summaries of what he regards as the key issues facing civilization as a consequence of the stress we put on our environment.... a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate.—The Ecologist