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Plan B 4.0 : Mobilizing to Save Civilization

By (author) Lester R. Brown

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As fossil fuel prices rise, oil insecurity deepens, and concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging. Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are replacing oil, coal, and natural gas, at a pace and on a scale we could not have imagined even a year ago. For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever. Plan B 4.0 explores both the nature of this transition to a new energy economy and how it will affect our daily lives.

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152.4 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • 23 Oct 2009
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York
  • English
  • Revised
  • Substantially Revised ed
  • black & white tables
  • 0393337197
  • 9780393337198
  • 147,032

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Lester R. Brown is the founder of the Earth Policy and Worldwatch Institutes. He has been honored with numerous prizes, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the United Nations Environment Prize, and twenty-five honorary degrees. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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"A great blueprint for combating climate change." -- Bryan Walsh "Lester Brown is one of the pioneers and heroes of global environmentalism. If the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize had been extended to a third recipient, the logical candidate would have been Lester Brown." -- E. O. Wilson "Lester Brown tells us how to build a more just world and save the planet... in a practical, straightforward way. We should all heed his advice.

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