Lester R,. Brown

Earth Policy Institute

Lester Brown is president and founder of the Earth Policy Institute and founder and former president of Worldwatch Institute. He is recognized as one of the most influential figures in the modern environmental movement. Brown is a prolific writer of nearly 30 books, including: World Without Borders, Building a Sustainable Society; Saving the Planet, Who Will Feed China, Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth, and PLAN B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble.

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MAY 7, 2015 Podcast

Full Planet, Empty Plates

"We are in transition today from an age of surpluses to an age of scarcity," says Lester Brown. The reasons are manifold: population growth; climate ...

PLAN B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble by Lester Brown

OCT 15, 2003 Podcast

PLAN B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

An in-depth look at human damage to the natural environment and the social and technological possibilities for remedying such degradation.

PLAN B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble by Lester Brown

OCT 15, 2003 Podcast

PLAN B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

An in-depth look at human damage to the natural environment and the social and technological possibilities for remedying such degradation.

PLAN B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble by Lester Brown

OCT 15, 2003 Podcast

PLAN B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

An in-depth look at human damage to the natural environment and the social and technological possibilities for remedying such degradation.

PLAN B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble by Lester Brown

OCT 15, 2003 Transcript

PLAN B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

An in-depth look at human damage to the natural environment and the social and technological possibilities for remedying such degradation.