A friend recently recommended Lester R. Brown’s Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. Brown is the author of more than 40 books — including Outgrowing The Earth, Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth, Beyond Malthus: Nineteen Dimensions of the Population Challenge, and The Earth from the Air — and is a well known environmentalist thinker. Click here to read his biography.
I haven’t read it but my understanding is that this is the third edition of Brown’s classic Plan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble. My friend says “the first half tells how we got in this situation and the second half has solutions; It gives you hope and makes you realize it is possible to solve the environmental problems if we realize the need and get busy.”
Sounds interesting and since I’ve cut back on my book budget I’m happy to hear that while it’s available for sale in hardcover and paperback it is also available as a free PDF format book on the Earth Policy Institute website here.
Click here to view the table of contents and download the entire book or specific chapters in PDF format (and the data from various chapters are also available in excel spreadsheet format).