Earth Policy Institute

4 Books found

Books

  • World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse

    World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse

    We are facing issues of near-overwhelming complexity and unprecedented urgency. Our challenge is to think globally and develop policies to counteract environmental decline and economic collapse. The question is: Can we change direction before we go over the edge?Lester Brown looks at our economic future through an environmental lens to develop a plan that will sustain civilization. He concentrates on four major components that will he

  • Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

    Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

    Food, the weak link that brought down earlier civilizations, is the sector most affected by climate change. And it could bring our own civilization down if we stay with business as usual.We are entering a new food era, one marked by higher food prices, growing numbers of hungry people, and an intensifying competition for land and water that has now crossed national boundaries as food-importing countries buy or lease vast tracts of lan

  • Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

    Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

    Our global civilization today is on an economic path that is environmentally unsustainable, a path that is leading us toward economic decline and eventual collapse.Environmental scientists have been saying for some time that the global economy is being slowly undermined by environmental trends of human origin, including shrinking forests, expanding deserts, falling water tables, eroding soils, collapsing fisheries, rising temperatures

  • The Earth Policy Reader

    The Earth Policy Reader

    If we have learned anything over the past year, it is that accounting systems that do not tell the truth can be costly. Faulty accounting systems have driven some of the world's largest corporations into bankruptcy, costing millions of people their lifetime savings, retirement income, and jobs.In The Earth Policy Reader, coauthored with Janet Larsen and Bernie Fischlowitz-Roberts, Brown says the global economic accounting system is mi