Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and Civilization in Trouble
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ISBN10: 0393325237 ISBN13: 9780393325232 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Sep 1 2003 Pages: 320 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.75" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
The wake-up call will come, Brown believes, when 1.3 billion Chinese consumers with an $80 billion trade surplus start competing with Americans for U.S. grain, driving up food prices. Rising food prices could create political instability in low-income countries, disrupting global economic progress.
At that point, it will be clear that business as usual--Plan A--is not working. In Plan B, Brown outlines a World War II-type mobilization to stabilize climate by restructuring the global energy economy and to stabilize population by investing heavily in health care, family planning, and the education of girls in developing countries.