Book Summary - Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization by Lester Brown

URL: 
http://www.think2100.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=127:book-reviewsummary-plan-b-40-mobilizing-to-save-civilization&catid=48:book-reviews-and-summaries&Itemid=73
Topic: 
Air/Climate
Energy Conservation
Habitat/Ecosystems
Sustainability
Waste/Recycling
Water
Type: 
Information/Statistics
Description: 
This is a 2500 word summary of an influential environmental resource. Lester Brown, the author of Plan B 4.0, is the president of the Earth Policy Institute. His book calls for a wartime-like effort to combat climate change and associated global problems, such as the pressure that growing populations and increased global consumption are placing upon global water and land resources. The book is particularly helpful in teaching how global problems are interconnected. This summary includes a link to the Earth Policy Institute, where the entire book can be downloaded free of charge, and where Brown also provides a PowerPoint slide presentation of the information contained in the book. The author of this summary holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and uses this information in a secondary level Contemporary World Affairs course.
Cost: 
No
Grade: 
High (9-12)
State: 
Washington
Time: 
Ongoing
Keywords: 
global problems, climate change, global warming, natural resources, population pressure, environment