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Plan B 2.0: rescuing a planet under stress and a civilization in trouble

Author: Brown, Lester R. Publisher: Norton 2006.Edition: Revised ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 365 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0393328317Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Plan B 2.0 Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble Contents Preface 1. Entering a New World The Nature of the New World Learning from China Learning from the Past The Emerging Politics of Scarcity Getting the Price Right Plan B--A Plan of Hope I. A CIVILIZATION IN TROUBLE 2. Beyond the Oil Peak The Coming Decline of Oil The Oil Intensity of Food The Falling Wheat-Oil Exchange Rate Food and Fuel Compete for Land Cities and Suburbs After Peak Oil The World After Oil Peaks 3. Emerging Water Shortages Falling Water Tables Rivers Running Dry Disappearing Lakes Farmers Losing to Cities Scarcity Crossing National Borders A Food Bubble Economy 4. Rising Temperatures and Rising Seas Rising Temperature and Its Effects The Crop Yield Effect Reservoirs in the Sky 21 22 25 29 30 36 38 41 42 48 50 53 55 57 59 60 64 66 ix 3 4 9 11 14 15 17 Melting Ice and Rising Seas More Destructive Storms Subsidizing Climate Change 5. Natural Systems Under Stress Shrinking Forests: The Costs Losing Soil Deteriorating Rangelands Advancing Deserts Collapsing Fisheries Disappearing Plants and Animals 6. Early Signs of Decline Our Socially Divided World Health Challenge Growing Throwaway Economy in Trouble Population and Resource Conflicts Environmental Refugees on the Rise Failed States and Terrorism II. THE RESPONSE--PLAN B 7. Eradicating Poverty, Stabilizing Population Universal Basic Education Stabilizing Population Better Health for All Curbing the HIV Epidemic Reducing Farm Subsidies and Debt A Poverty-Eradication Budget 8. Restoring the Earth Protecting and Restoring Forests Conserving and Rebuilding Soils Meeting Nature's Water Needs Regenerating Fisheries Protecting Plant and Animal Diversity The Earth Restoration Budget 9. Feeding Seven Billion Well Rethinking Land Productivity Raising Water Productivity Producing Protein More Efficiently New Protein Production Systems 68 74 77 79 80 84 87 89 91 94 99 100 103 108 110 114 117 123 124 128 131 134 136 139 142 143 149 152 154 156 157 163 164 167 170 174 Moving Down the Food Chain Action on Many Fronts 10. Stabilizing Climate Raising Energy Productivity Harnessing the Wind Hybrid Cars and Wind Power Converting Sunlight to Electricity Energy From the Earth Cutting Carbon Emissions Fast 11. Designing Sustainable Cities The Ecology of Cities Redesigning Urban Transport Farming in the City Reducing Urban Water Use The Challenge of Urban Slums Cities for People III: AN EXCITING NEW OPTION 12. Building a New Economy Shifting Taxes Shifting Subsidies Ecolabeling: Voting with Our Wallets A New Materials Economy New Industries, New Jobs The Environmental Revolution 13. Plan B: Building a New Future Listening for Wake-up Calls A Wartime Mobilization Mobilizing to Save Civilization A Call to Greatness You and Me Additional Resources Notes Index Acknowledgements About the Author 177 179 182 185 187 191 193 197 200 204 206 209 213 216 219 221 227 228 233 235 238 244 247 249 250 253 255 261 264 267 273 345 361 367

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