World on the Edge

How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse

Lester R. Brown (Author, Earth Policy Institute)

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In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now.

We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of aquifers and avoid water-driven food shortages? Can we cope with peak water and peak oil at the same time? These are some of the issues Lester R. Brown skillfully distills in World on the Edge. Bringing decades of research and analysis into play, he provides the responses needed to reclaim our future.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • January 2011
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33949-9
  • 5.5 × 8.2 in / 256 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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