Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

Updating and expanding on his earlier Plan B and Plan B 2.0, Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, is Lester Brown’s most urgent call yet for a rapid and all-out restructuring of the world’s economy. Economist and president of Earth Policy Institute, Brown builds an excellent case for the need for his plan, spending the first half of Plan B 3.0 outlining the dire situation of the environment and civilization. Food security is declining, especially due to the use of food crops for fuel in the United States. The temperature is rising, causing glaciers to melt, crop yields to diminish, more destructive storms to form, droughts and wildfires to increase, arctic and Antarctic ice sheets to melt, and sea levels to rise. The world is running out of fresh water, with water tables falling and rivers and lakes drying up, leading to the possibility of future wars fought over water. The forests are shrinking, deserts are advancing, and soil erosion is accelerating, threatening the foundation of civilization. Fisheries are declining, and Brown declares that we are at the beginning of the sixth great extinction of plants and animals

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