Lester Brown about Biofuels and Eco-Economics

The Green Changemakers

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.

Walk The Talk Show’s Best Videos for Earth Day.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis Waylon Lewis (by or about) WAYLON: Today Only #walkthetalkshow Bill McKibben earth-day elephant journal elephantjournal.com environment google green Josh Fox Lester Brown Michael Pollan walk the talk show Walk the Talk Show With Waylon Lewis WAYLON LEWIS: Fave videos There are a ton of challenges facing the earth today, and it''s easy to get discouraged.

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The Sixth Extinction is Upon Us.

Elephant Journal

Years ago, I interviewed leading environmental hero Lester Brown. Can We Survive Ourselves? But Will We? He said we were doomed—unless we decided as a society, as we did before WWII, to rapidly mobilize. Five years later, little has changed for the better.

Food is Going to be the Weak Link in Our Civilisation

Celsias

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 food supply in the average US city is about 3 days. That's how vulnerable we are.

A "Food Bubble" That May Burst

Celsias

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

Journey to Planet Earth: Plan B - Mobilizing to Save

The Green Changemakers

Along with Lester Brown, you will hear from notable scholars and scientists including Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman , Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman , and former Governor and Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt.

Singapore's Strategy to Secure Food

Celsias

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.

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.”

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

Green (Living) Review

Sincerely, Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute Rev.

The Green Festival comes to Washington again

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Washington DC Green Festival – October 10/11, 2009 Green Festival, the nation’s largest green consumer living event will make its sixth trip to America’s capital this year on October 10 & 11, 2009 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center, as the new administration prepares to set up shop. The Washington DC Green Festival is a joint project of Global Exchange and Green America.

Israeli Researchers Create World’s First Brain to Computer Interaction

Green Prophet

A new scientific breakthrough at Tel Aviv University is changing the conversation about what it means to be a “natural human being.”

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Global Land Grabs: Benefits, Emerging Dangers, and Growing Anxieties

Green Prophet

The US environmentalist Lester Brown points out in his new book, World on the Edge, that in 2009 Saudi Arabia received its first shipment of rice produced on land it had acquired in Ethiopia while at the same time the World Food Programme was feeding 5 million Ethiopians.

Clinton Global Initiative: Ending Modern Slavery and Ensuring The Future of Food

Eco Chic

It’s worth mentioning that Lester Brown is coming out with a new book on these issues “Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food.” Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative.

WORLD ON THE EDGE

Green (Living) Review

New book and lecture by Lester Brown When Will the Food Bubble Burst? Brown, author of World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse (Earthscan:2011). " "The question is not whether the food bubble will burst but when," says Brown.

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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

Food is the new oil,” Lester R. Brown writes. Brown outlines the political implications of land acquisitions by grain-importing countries in Africa and elsewhere as well as the world’s shrinking buffers against poor harvests. Norton, 2012) by Lester R. Brown.

Personal Power: Wind Turbines at Home

Eco Friendly Daily

“Wind power has an enormous potential,” said Lester Brown, author of Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth. Look up there, on the rooftop! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a wind-powered whirlybird! Many of you may have seen wind farms or heard of wind power’s potential. It doesn’t stop in the fields a more and more commonly seen item on rooftops happens to be the propeller-like turbines on a smaller scale, of course.

Heroines for the Planet: Emmy-Award Winning Filmmaker Marilyn Weiner, Creator of Journey to Planet Earth

Eco Chic

Marilyn is one accomplished heroine, and I’d like to share a few of her many accolades with you, as it can be easy to be distracted by the names associated with her work (Matt Damon, Lester Brown, Thomas Friedman in Journey to Planet Earth ).

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Qualitative Growth

The Green Changemakers

13 See, e.g., Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism, Little Brown, New York, 1999; see also Fritjof Capra, ref. 18 See Lester Brown, Plan B 3.0, 20 See Lester Brown, ref.

Towards a Sustainable Energy Future

The Green Changemakers

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 [33] Brown L (2008) Plan B 3.0:

The New Facts of Life

The Green Changemakers

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 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. Connecting the Dots on Food, Health, and the Environment By Fritjof Capra Fritjof Capra is the bestselling author of The Tao of Physics, The Web of Life, and other books.

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Links Between a Poverty Fighting Present & a Sustainable Future

The Green Changemakers

Set a stretch goal that will excite and motivate the community and unleash pride and entrepreneurship This could be Al Gore's call for 100% "clean" energy by 2020 or Sweden's national goal to be free from oil by 2020 or Lester Brown of the Earth Policy Institute's Plan B 3.0 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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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

The Green Changemakers

Lester Brown catalogues the results. These countries contain more than half the world's people and produce most of its grain, warns Brown. 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

The Green Changemakers

We should live in a simple way for others to be able to live as well. Mahatma Gandhi He who is richer is not who has more, but who needs less. Zapotec saying, Oaxaca, Mexico [link] We suffer the severe effects of climate change, of the energy, food and financial crises. This is not the product of human beings in general, but of the existing inhuman capitalist system, with its unlimited industrial development.

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