Earth Policy Release – Eroding Soils Darkening Our Future

Chapter 5. Eroding Soils Darkening Our Future  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch5   Over the next several weeks, we will be releasing Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity by Lester R. Brown in installments. Look for a new chapter about every other week. Supporting data, videos, and …

Earth Policy Release – Full Planet, Empty Plates Chapter Two

Chapter 2. The Ecology of Population Growth  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch2 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, Empty Plates May 9, 2013

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 …

Earth Policy Release – New Era of Food Scarcity Echoes Collapsed Civilizations

New Era of Food Scarcity Echoes Collapsed Civilizations  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/book_bytes/2013/fpepch1 Earth Policy Release Book Byte February 7, 2013 The world is in transition from an era of food abundance to one of scarcity. Over the last decade, world grain reserves have fallen by one third. World food prices …

Earth Policy Release – China’s Rising Soybean Consumption Reshaping Western Agriculture

China’s Rising Soybean Consumption Reshaping Western Agriculture  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2013/highlights34 Earth Policy Release Data Highlight January 8, 2013 Global demand for soybeans has soared in recent decades, with China leading the race. Nearly 60 percent of all soybeans entering international trade today go to China, making it far and …

Earth Policy Release – The Great Transition, Part II: Building a Wind-Centered Economy

The Great Transition, Part II: Building a Wind-Centered Economy Lester R. Brown http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2012/update108 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update October 31, 2012 In the race to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and avoid runaway climate change, wind has opened a wide lead on both solar and …

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 …

We Can Reforest the Earth

We Can Reforest the Earth Lester R. Brownwww.earth-policy.org/book_bytes/2012/wotech10_1 Earth Policy Release Book Byte July 31, 2012 Protecting the 10 billion acres of remaining forestson earth and replanting many of those already lost are both essential for restoring the earth’s health. Since 2000, the earth’s forest cover has shrunk by 13 …

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 …