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Main Title World on the edge : how to prevent environmental and economic collapse /
Author Brown, Lester R. ; Brown, Lester Russell,
Publisher W.W. Norton,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 601104634
ISBN 9780393339499; 0393339491; 9780393080292; 0393080293
Subjects Environmental economics. ; Environmental policy--Economic aspects. ; Carbon dioxide--Environmental aspects. ; Population--Environmental aspects. ; Natural resources. ; Global environmental change. ; Economic development--Environmental aspects. ; Développement durable. ; Changement climatique. ; Politique de l'environnement. ; Protection de l'environnement. ; Environmental protection. ; Miljèovêard. ; Miljèopolitik. ; Klimatfèorändringar. ; environment--protection--economic development--globalization--world economy. ; climate--water--food--population--civilization--environmental damage--energy.
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ERAM  HC79.E5 B7598 2011 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/07/2011
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xii, 240 pages ; 21 cm
"Earth Policy Institute is a nonprofit environmental research organization providing a plan for building a sustainable future."--Page opposite title page. Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-210) and index.
Contents Notes
On the edge -- [pt.] I.A deteriorating foundation. Falling water tables and shrinking harvests -- Eroding soils and expanding deserts -- Rising temperatures, melting ice, and food security -- [pt.] II. The consequences. The emerging politics of food scarcity -- Environmental refugees : the rising tide -- Mounting stresses, failing states -- [pt.] III. The response : plan B. Building an energy-efficient global economy -- Harnessing wind, solar, and geothermal energy -- Restoring the economy's natural support systems -- Eradicating poverty, stabilizing population, and rescuing failing states -- Feeding eight billion -- [pt.] IV. Watching the clock. Saving civilization. The author addresses the crucial environmental issues of our times and considers the impact on the economies of the world.