Lester Brown about Biofuels and Eco-Economics

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In 5 short Big-Picture clips, Lester Brown gives his view on some of the most pressing issues today. It is important know that Lester is very critical about the competition of Fuel vs Food. VIEW THESE FIVE VIDEOS AT [link] A Future For Biofuels – Part One Dr Brown explains that higher oil prices mean biofuels are now economically competitive.

2 Sides To The Ethanol Food Crisis: Fueling the Food Crisis

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Experts like, Lester Brown (founder and President of Earth Policy Institute) claim that, “ten to 30 percent of the recent rise in global food prices is due to demand for biofuels.” They believe, “Biofuels have tied oil and food prices together in ways that could profoundly upset the relationships between food producers, consumers, and nations in the years ahead, with potentially devastating implications for both global poverty and food security.” ( Yale Global ).


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Towards a Sustainable Energy Future

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These biofuels produce fewer emissions than petroleum. Recently, researchers have brought up a very interesting and good news for future of biofuel. Lester Brown [33] believes that “the new energy economy will be based much less on energy from combustion and more on the direct harnessing of energy from wind, the Sun and the Earth itself”. link] Accessed November 2008 [24] Biello D (2008) Biofuel of the Future: Oil from Algae, Scientific American Earth 3.0

The New Facts of Life

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One of the most detailed and masterful documentations of the fundamental interconnectedness of world problems is the new book by Lester Brown, Plan B (Norton, 2008). The search for alternative energy sources has recently led to increased production of ethanol and other biofuels, especially in the United States, Brazil, and China. The main message of Lester Brown's Plan B, is that there are solutions to the major problems of our time; some of them even simple.

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Is water the new oil?It's the world's most precious commodity, yet many of us take it for granted. But that's all about to change. Special report by

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Lester Brown catalogues the results. These countries contain more than half the world's people and produce most of its grain, warns Brown. Molden warns that the situation is becoming 'a little bit more critical', because of continuing rising demand for food, the recent boom in biofuels and climate change. It's the world's most precious commodity, yet many of us take it for granted. But that's all about to change.

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The concept of “Living Well” - a Bolivian viewpoint

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Living Well in the Global Crisis The most important crises are: The exponential increase of human-induced climate change affecting all regions of Earth; The water crisis, where urbanization, industrialization and increased use of energy is lowering the level of groundwater resources; The crisis in food production by the impact of climate change and the increasing production of biofuels; The imminent end of the era of cheap energy (we are reaching the peak of oil production).

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