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Plan B 4.0 : mobilizing to save civilization

Author: Lester R Brown; Earth Policy Institute.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Plan B 4.0 explores both the nature of this transition to a new energy economy and how it will affect our daily lives."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lester R Brown; Earth Policy Institute.
ISBN: 9780393071030 0393071030 9780393337198 0393337197
OCLC Number: 456694632
Notes: "Earth Policy Institute."
Previous edition: published as Plan B 3.0. 2008.
"Substantially revised"--Cover.
Description: xiv, 368 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Selling Our Future: Food The Weak Link, The Emerging Politics of Food Scarcity, Our Global Ponzi Economy, Mounting Stresses Failing States, Plan B-A Plan to Save Civilization --
Population Pressure Land and Water: Civilization's Foundation Eroding, Water Tables Falling, Farmers Losing Water to Cities, Land and Water Conflicts, Cars and People Compete for Grain, The Rising Tide of Environmental Refugees --
Climate Change and the Energy Transition: Rising Temperatures and Its Effects, Melting Ice Rising Seas, Melting Glaciers Shrinking Harvests, Rising Temperatures Falling Yields, The Decline of Oil and Coal, A Challenge Without Precedent --
Stabilizing Climate An Energy Efficiency Revolution: A Revolution in Lightening Technology, Energy-Efficient Appliances, Zero-Carbon Buildings, Electrifying the Transport System, A New Materials Economy, Smarter Grids Appliances and Consumers, The Energy Savings Potential --
Stabilizing Climate Shifting to Renewable Energy: Turning to the Wind, Solar Cells and Thermal Collectors, Energy from the Earth, Plant-Based Sources of Energy, Hydropower: Rivers Tides and Waves, The World Energy Economy of 2020 --
Designing Cities for People: The Ecology of Cities, Redesigning Urban Transport, The Return of Bicycles, Reducing Urban Water Use, Farming in the City, Upgrading Squatter Settlements, Cities for People --
Eradicating Poverty and Stabilizing Population: Educating Everyone, Toward a Healthy Future, Stabilizing Population, Rescuing Failing States, A Poverty Eradication Agenda and Budget --
Restoring the Earth: Protecting and Restoring Forests, Planting Trees to Sequester Carbon, Conserving and Rebuilding soils, Regenerating Fisheries, Protecting Plant and Animal Diversity, The Earth Restoration Budget --
Feeding Eight Billion People Well: Raising Land Productivity, Raising Water Productivity, Producing Protein More Efficiently, The Localization of Agriculture, Strategic Reductions in Demand, Action on Many Fronts --
Can We Mobilize Fast Enough?: Shifting Taxes and Subsidies, Coal The Beginning of the End, Stabilizing Climate, Three Models of Social Change, A Wartime Mobilization, Mobilizing to Save Civilization, What You and I Can Do
Other Titles: Plan B four point oh
Responsibility: Lester R. Brown.
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[Brown s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable. Katherine Salant, Washington Post  Read more...

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This is a document the world s leaders must take seriously.--Wildlife Activist [for Plan B 3.0]"

 
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