WHO WILL FEED CHINA?

WHO WILL FEED CHINA? www.earth-policy.org/blog/who_will_feed_china Earth Policy Release September 24, 2014 Twenty years ago, Lester Brown published an article in World Watch magazine entitled “Who Will Feed China?” A year later, he followed with a book of the same name. The article and book generated an enormous outcry from China …

Earth Policy Institute: Denmark, Portugal, and Spain Leading the World in Wind Power

Denmark, Portugal, and Spain Leading the World in Wind Power J. Matthew Roney www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2014/highlights46 Earth Policy Release Data Highlight May 27, 2014 Denmark produced one third of its electricity from the wind in 2013. In no other country has wind’s share of annual electricity generation yet topped 30 percent. But …

Earth Policy Institute: Can the World Feed China?

Can the World Feed China?  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2014/update121 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update February 25, 2014 Overnight, china had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift? It wasn’t until 20 years ago, after I wrote an article entitled “Who Will Feed …

Earth Policy Institute: Climate Change Driving Weather off the Charts

Climate Change Driving Weather off the Charts  Janet Larsen http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update118 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update November 18, 2013 Meteorologists are calling the typhoon that slammed into the philippines with 195-mile-an-hour winds on November 8, 2013, the most powerful tropical storm to make landfall on record. Super Typhoon Haiyan had …

Earth Policy Release – Full Planet, Empty Plates Chapter One

We also draw attention to the role of speculative long positions in commodity futures by institutional investors as tracked by the New England  Complex Systems Institute www.necsi.edu – Hazel Henderson ,Editor in Chief Chapter 1. Food: The Weak Link  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch1 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, Empty Plates April 9, 2013 …

Where Has All the Ice Gone?

Eco-Economy Indicators Ice Melting MARCH 07, 2013 Where Has All the Ice Gone? Emily E. Adams As the earth warms, glaciers and ice sheets are melting and seas are rising. Over the last century, the global average sea level rose by 17 centimeters (7 inches). This century, as waters warm …

Earth Policy Release – Warmest Decade on Record Brings Record Temperatures and Weather Extremes

Warmest Decade on Record Brings Record Temperatures and Weather Extremes  Janet Larsen www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C51/temperature_2013 Earth Policy Release Eco-Economy Indicator February 13, 2013 Eco-Economy Indicators are twelve trends that the Earth Policy Institute tracks to measure progress in building a sustainable economy. Taking the earth’s temperature tells us about the relative health of …

FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 PRE-PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity by Lester R. Brown Full Planet, Empty Plates Buy book button “Could food be the weak link in our early twenty-first civilization, much as it was in so many of the earlier civilizations whose …

How Much Will it Cost to Save Our Economy’s Foundation?

We at Ethical Markets see these totals of $110 billion per year Earth Policy Institute estimates needed to restore our ecological assets on which our human survival depends, as the best investment we can make in our common future. The money currently being hoarded by corporations and wasted in inappropriate …

Shining a Light on Energy Efficiency

Shining a Light on Energy Efficiency www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2011/highlights15 Earth Policy Release Data Highlight July 12, 2011 Our inefficient, carbon-based energy economy threatens to irreversibly disrupt the Earth’s climate. Averting dangerous climate change and the resultant crop-shrinking heat waves, more-destructive storms, accelerated sea level rise, and waves of climate refugees means cutting …