Learning from China: Why the Existing Economic Model Will Fail

Learning from China: Why the Existing Economic Model Will Fail www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2011/highlights18 By Lester R. Brown Earth Policy Release Data Highlight September 8, 2011 For almost as long as I can remember we have been saying that the United States, with 5 percent of the world’s people, consumes a third or …

Turning Toward the Sun for Energy

Turning Toward the Sun for Energy www.earth-policy.org/book_bytes/2011/wotech9_ss3 By Lester R. Brown Earth Policy Release Book Byte June 9, 2011 WOTE ThumbOne key component of the Plan B climate stabilization strategy is solar energy. Solar is even more ubiquitous than wind energy and can be harnessed with both solar photovoltaics (PV) …

Water Shortages Threaten Food Future in the Arab Middle East

Water Shortages Threaten Food Future in the Arab Middle East* www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2011/update95 By Lester R. Brown Earth Policy Release Plan B Update May 3, 2011 Long after the political uprisings in the Middle East have subsided, many underlying challenges that are not now in the news will remain. Prominent among these …

World One Poor Harvest Away From Chaos

Article from Earth Policy www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2011/update91 By Lester R. Brown Earth Policy Release Plan B Update February 15, 2011 Today there are three sources of growing demand for food: population growth; rising affluence and the associated jump in meat, milk, and egg consumption; and the use of grain to produce fuel …