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Author Brown, Lester R. (Lester Russell), 1934-

Title World on the edge : how to prevent environmental and economic collapse / Lester R. Brown

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton, [2011]
2011
Edition First edition
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 CCE Main Collection  GE149 .B76 2011    AVAILABLE
 J&W-Prov. Main Lib.  GE149 .B76 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  GE149 .B76 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  GE149 .B76 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  GE149 .B76 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 240 pages ; 21 cm
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Note "Earth Policy Institute is a nonprofit environmental research organization providing a plan for building a sustainable future. Web site: www.earth-policy.org" -- P. opposite t.p
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-210) and index
Contents On the edge -- A deteriorating foundation -- Falling water tables and shrinking harvests -- Eroding soils and expanding deserts -- Rising temperatures, melting ice, and food security -- The consequences -- The emerging politics of food scarcity -- Environmental refugees : the rising tide -- Mounting stresses, failing states -- The response : plan B -- Building an energy-efficient global economy --Harnessing wind, solar, and geothermal energy -- Restoring the economy's natural support systems -- Eradicating poverty, stabilizing population, and rescuing faling states -- Feeding eight billion -- Watching the clock -- Saving civilization
Note The author addresses the crucial environmental issues of our times and considers the impact on the economies of the world
LC subject Global warming
Global environmental change
Economic development -- Environmental aspects
Environmental protection
Environmental policy
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ISBN 9780393339499 (pbk.)
0393339491 (pbk.)
9780393080292
0393080293