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. 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.

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. [link] For the month of April only, you can watch a streaming edition of the film Plan B on the PBS website.

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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

Sincerely, Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute Rev. OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA & PRESIDENT HU JINTAO January 19, 2011 The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20003 Dear President Barack Obama & President Hu Jintao: It is time to publicly acknowledge that the continued burning of fossil fuels threatens the survival of civilization. The science is incontrovertible on this fact, yet the response from government is business as usual.

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

Worldwatch Institute founder Lester Brown is famous for pointing out that if the whole planet eats like people in India, who consume on average 200 kilograms of grain per year (1/4 what the average American consumes), the planet can support 10 billion people a population we are expected to reach at least as soon as the end of this century. 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. Who’s grabbing land at the fastest rate? An Arab country is among the top 3. The target: Africa.

WORLD ON THE EDGE

Green (Living) Review

New book and lecture by Lester Brown When Will the Food Bubble Burst? Over the last few decades we have created a global bubble economy—one based on environmental trends that cannot be sustained, including overpumping aquifers, overplowing land, and overloading the atmosphere with carbon dioxide," notes Lester R. Brown, author of World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse (Earthscan:2011). " asks 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.

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.

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. With wisdom accumulated over decades of tracking agricultural issues, Brown exposes the increasingly volatile food situation the world is facing. What makes Lester Brown an expert on the global food situation? Brown.

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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 ). Journey to Planet Earth is one of the most important TV series you’ll watch. Each episode magnificently explores the fragile relationship between us and the world we inhabit.

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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”. It is encouraging to know that we now have the technologies to build a new energy economy, one that is not climate-disruptive, that does not pollute air and that can last as long as the sun itself” – Lester Brown. link] Accessed November 2008 [33] Brown L (2008) Plan B 3.0:

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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. Special report by Juliette Jowit Juliette Jowit Sunday November 2 2008 [link] Wadi Faynan, Jordan: This Palestinian Beduin Family of 11 live in the desert.

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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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