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Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (Substantially Revised) Paperback – January 17, 2008
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“This book provides excellent insights for academics, students and lay readers alike... in tackling a host of pressing issues in a single book, makes for an eye-opening read.” — The Times Higher Education Supplement
“Brown is an effective Cassandra. His picture of climate-change-induced chaos is terrifying and convincing.” — Andrew Simms (New Scientist)
About the Author
Lester R. Brown is the founder of the Earth Policy and Worldwatch Institutes. He has been honored with numerous prizes, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the United Nations Environment Prize, and twenty-five honorary degrees. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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Brown is yet the master. Brown advocates mobilization in his new book, a reflection on the scale of the challenge and the "wartime speed" of the response that is called for.
Beyond mobilization, I find significant Brown's call for the creation of an honest market, one that tells the ecological truth. Writes Brown, "How will we respond to our children when they ask, 'How could you do this to us? How could you leave us facing such chaos?' These are questions we need to be thinking about now - because if we fail to act quickly enough, these are precisely the questions we will be asked." Brown goes on to note how the global economic accounting system leaves costs off the books which carries consequences. "If we can get the market to tell the truth, then we can avoid being blindsided by a faulty accounting system that leads to bankruptcy."
Brown's discussion of the increasing number a failing states is also significant. Brown suggests a link between the degree of state failure and the destruction of environmental support systems. Spreading political instability across borders could disrupt global economic progress.
The day calls for addressing the business of a sustainable plan - for mobilization. This is it.