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Plan B 4.0

Mobilizing to Save Civilization

Lester R. Brown (Author, Earth Policy Institute)

 

“[Brown’s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable.”—Katherine Salant, Washington Post

As fossil fuel prices rise, oil insecurity deepens, and concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging. Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are replacing oil, coal, and natural gas, at a pace and on a scale we could not have imagined even a year ago. For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever. Plan B 4.0 explores both the nature of this transition to a new energy economy and how it will affect our daily lives.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 2009
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33719-8
  • 6.1 × 9.2 in / 384 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“A great blueprint for combating climate change.” — Bryan Walsh, Time

“Lester Brown is one of the pioneers and heroes of global environmentalism. If the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize had been extended to a third recipient, the logical candidate would have been Lester Brown.” — E. O. Wilson

“Lester Brown tells us how to build a more just world and save the planet... in a practical, straightforward way. We should all heed his advice.” — Former President Bill Clinton

“In this impressively researched manifesto for change, Brown bluntly sets out the challenges and offers an achievable road map for solving the climate change crisis.” — The Guardian

“A great book which should wake up humankind!” — Klaus Schwab, World Economic Forum

“Brown gives concise, but very informative, summaries of what he regards as the key issues facing civilization as a consequence of the stress we put on our environment.... a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate.” — The Ecologist

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