A "Food Bubble" That May Burst

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Lester Brown, founder and President of the Earth Policy Institute (EPI) says he is certain that climate change-induced droughts, water shortages and flooding from heavy rains pose urgent danger to global food security. Food prices dropped this month for the first time in 8 months , but the UN warns that this may be a blip. The index of global food prices measures monthly changes for foods including cereals, meat and sugar. In March it averaged 229.8

Food is Going to be the Weak Link in Our Civilisation

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In this video Lester Brown suggest that it is much more a trend.And its frightening stuff-even though he tells it calmly and coolly. The Earth Policy Institute has identified 18 countries that have overpumped their water, so they have artificially inflated The food supply in the average US city is about 3 days. That's how vulnerable we are. Most discussions talk about events that have contributed to food price rises.

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Singapore's Strategy to Secure Food

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According to Earth Policy Institute’s Lester Brown , our world is now heading into unchartered territory. In January of this year, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization reported an all-time high in its Food Price Index. In early February, the index rose even higher, causing food related riots and global uneasiness that more dramatic surges were coming.

Life with rising food prices -one poor harvest away from chaos

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Lester Brown, founder of both the Worldwatch Institute and the Earth Policy Institute (EPI), warns that the world is in danger of global food insecurity. In his latest book "World on the Edge,"Brown warns of a planet sitting on the brink of "politically destabilizing food price rises.". The new reality is that the world is only one poor harvest away from chaos," Brown told reporters on a conference call to launch his new book.

Journey to Planet Earth: Plan B - Mobilizing to Save

The Green Changemakers

Based on Lester Brown’s Plan B book series, this 90-minute film, by the award-winning film producers Marilyn and Hal Weiner , follows Lester as he speaks in Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, New Delhi, Rome, Istanbul, Ankara, and Washington, DC, and visits with world leaders to discuss ways to respond to the challenges of climate change. Earth Policy Institute. [link] For the month of April only, you can watch a streaming edition of the film Plan B on the PBS website.

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

Eco Friendly Daily

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.” Lester Brown believes that unless the governments do something soon to take care of the food crisis people are going to take to the streets and riot.

Environmental Coalition Calls on Presidents Obama and Hu to Declare Global Climate Emergency

Green (Living) Review

It is with a deepening sense of dread over the fate of future generations that we call on you to acknowledge the severity of the global climate emergency by placing climate stabilization at the top of your policy agendas. Estimates by the World Health Organization are that the Earth's warming climate contributes to more than 150,000 deaths each year. Sincerely, Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute Rev.

Slide Show for Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

The Green Changemakers

Publish at Scribd or explore others: Other future sustainability [link] At Earth Policy Institute (EPI) we often receive requests for a visual presentation to accompany Lester Brown’s latest book, Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. The reasons vary widely, from people wanting to spread the word within their communities, to teachers looking to relay the message to their students, to individuals seeking to quickly get the gist of the book.

Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity

The Green Changemakers

Full Planet, Empty Plates Slideshow Presentation from Earth Policy Institute With food scarcity driven by falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. “In Food is the new oil,” Lester R. Brown writes. It may now depend more on policies in the ministry of health and family planning or of energy than in the ministry of agriculture itself.

Towards a Sustainable Energy Future

The Green Changemakers

Sustainable energy future My presentation for the ERM Alumni Conference on Energy and Natural Resources Policy, Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus, Germany, 6-10.10.2008 Abstract: The world of fossil fuel – based economy is eventually coming into crisis as these fuels go exhausted. Introduction Every living-thing needs energy to maintain their lives on Earth. In addition, a thoughtful vision is needed for energy policy. Earth Policy Institute.

Links Between a Poverty Fighting Present & a Sustainable Future

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Ultimately, the vision is so big and involves so many mindset, policy and philosophical changes in the way we think about sustainable development, that a fair assessment can only be made in 50 years - the horizon that its architects and owners have set. The Ecocity Concept Drive into Ivory Park on the outskirts of Johannesburg and you are in a sub-Saharan African everyplace. Poverty extends its claws everywhere.

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