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

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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 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.

Journey to Planet Earth: Plan B - Mobilizing to Save

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But what makes Plan B significant and timely is that it provides hopeful solutions—a road map that will help eradicate poverty, stabilize population, and protect and restore our planet’s fisheries, forests, aquifers, soil, grasslands, and biological diversity. Earth Policy Institute.

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A "Food Bubble" That May Burst


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. His latest work, "World on the Edge," details a planet teetering on the Food prices dropped this month for the first time in 8 months , but the UN warns that this may be a blip.

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


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.


Green (Living) Review

"If we cannot reverse these trends, economic decline is inevitable," notes Brown, President of the Earth Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based As the earth's temperature rises, the likelihood of more numerous, more intense heat waves increases.

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Plan B 4.0 – Book Review

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Brown Published for the Earth Policy Institute by W.W. The soaring investment in wind, solar, and geothermal energy is being driven by the exciting realization that these renewables can last as long as the earth itself,” says Brown. “In

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The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

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The Earth’s renewable energy resources are vast and available to be tapped through visionary initiatives. A revamped clean energy economy will harness more energy from the wind and sun, and from within the Earth itself. The heat that comes from within the Earth—geothermal energy—can be used for heating or converted into steam to generate electricity. Brown, in the October/November 2012 issue of Mother Earth News.

Global Economy Expanded More Slowly than Expected in 2011

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The Global Footprint Network (GFN) calculates humanity’s Ecological Footprint, comparing the consumption of resources to the earth’s ability to replenish them. If the earth’s natural systems are like an endowment, then its annual regenerative capacity is like interest earned — the amount that can be spent each year without depleting the principal. GFN found that by 2007, humanity’s ecological footprint exceeded the earth’s yearly “interest” by 50 percent.

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Dust Bowl Revisited

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Stripped of its living carpet, freed from the intricate matrix of perennial prairie grass roots, the earth took flight. With government subsidies and direction from the newly created Soil Conservation Service, practices were introduced to help hold down the earth. Beyond the farm, climatologists are making it clear that the recent droughts are exactly the sort of event predicted to come more frequently as the planet heats up.

Green Your Resolutions

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There has never been a more important time to focus on the planet’s well-being. A few simple steps will allow you to respect the earth while living a comfortable, happy life. Rethink Transportation Though it’s best for the planet, many of us are not in a position to give up our cars.

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