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The Earth Policy Reader

By: Lester R Brown, Janet Larsen and Bernie Fischlowitz-Roberts

303 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2003 | #137645 | ISBN: 1853839701
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Highlights 12 key trends including the annual population growth of 80 million, the melting of the ice caps, and the boom in the use of solar cells. It explains why wind-generated electricity is emerging as the foundation of the new post-fossil fuel energy economy, addresses China's desertification problem, the issues surrounding food production and the challenge of climate change.


Part I: Economic Costs of Ecological Deficits - Deserts Invading China - Assessing the Food Prospect - Facing the Climate Challenge - Part II: Eco-Economy Indicators: Twelve trends to track - Part III: Eco-Economy Updates - Energy and Climate - Population and Health -Food, Land and Water - Forests, Fisheries and Disappearing Species - Ecological Economics - Bibliography, Index

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Lester Brown founded the Worldwatch Institute, is President of the Earth Policy Institute, and is author of numerous books, most recently Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth (2001). Coauthors Janet Larsen and Bernie Fischlowitz-Roberts are researchers at the Earth Policy Institute.

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