Monday, April 18, 2011

Lester Brown on Climate Change

Recently, I saw a concise and clear (and sobering) video of Lester Brown from the Earth Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. analyzing of the impacts of climate change as it relates to food production, water availability and other world trends. Brown highlights the impact of reduced food production as the focal point of climate change as part of what he covers in his latest book, World on the Edge.

Most interesting is the fragility of the world's food system; the impact of higher temperatures and reduced food yields, the effect of soil erosion; the impact of water scarcity, etc... All these trends are impacted by a very short window of time that we have to take action. World on the Edge offers pathways towards solutions to these global challenges we face as a global community.