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The Earth Policy Reader

Today's Decisions, Tomorrow's World

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The Earth Policy Reader by Lester R. Brown
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In this study, the award-winning environmental analyst Lester Brown and his colleagues have charted progress in building the eco-economy - an economy in harmony with the Earth's ecosystems, not undermining them. This edition of the biennial reader highlights 12 key trends, from population growing by 80 million annually, to ice melting, to the boom in use of solar cells. It explains, for example, why wind-generated electricity is emerging as the foundation of the new post-fossil fuel energy economy. It also specifically investigates China's desertification problem, the issues surrounding food production, and the challenge of controlling climate change. Drawing on research and analysis by the Earth Policy Institute, the reader monitors the shift from the old economy to the new.

Author Biography

Lester R. Brown described by the Washington post as 'one of the world's most influential thinkers' is President of the Earth policy Institute and founder and former President of the Worldwatch Institute. Janet Larsen and Bernie Fischlowitz-Roberts are both Researchers at the Earth Policy Institute.
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Earthscan Ltd
Pages
320
Dimensions
138x216x17
ISBN-13
9781853839702
Product ID
2224653

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