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Books on Tap: World on the Edge

February 9, 2011

Lester R. Brown was special guest today on Bloomberg Street Smart today. Host Carol Massar discussed the issues of rising food prices, food yields, population growth, water scarcity, and ethanol subsidies impacting corn with the author and founder of Earth Policy Institute. This is one book I will be reading soon.

World on the Edge, How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse by Lester R. Brown

Product Description
In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now. We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of aquifers and avoid water-driven food shortages? Can we cope with peak water and peak oil at the same time? These are some of the issues Lester R. Brown skillfully distills in World on the Edge. Bringing decades of research and analysis into play, he provides the responses needed to reclaim our future.

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