Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

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Yayasan Obor Indonesia, 2008 - 398 pages
 

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I do not like this book. The only reason I read it was for an AP environmental science summer assignment. This book makes loads of ludicrous claims about how the earth is going to end in 50 years and ... Read full review

Contents

Entering a New World
3
A Massive Market Failure
6
Environment and Civilization
9
Why the Existing Economic Model Will Fail
13
Mounting Stresses Failing States
14
A Civilizational Tipping Point
18
Plan B A Plan of Hope
20
Deteriorating Oil and Food Security
27
A Poverty Eradication Budget
149
Restoring the Earth
152
Protecting and Restoring Forests
153
Conserving and Rebuilding Soils
158
Regenerating Fisheries
162
Protecting Plant and Animal Diversity
164
Planting Trees to Sequester Carbon
165
The Earth Restoration Budget
169

The Coming Decline of Oil
29
The Oil Intensity of Food
34
The Changing Food Prospect
36
Cars and People Compete for Crops
38
The World Beyond Peak Oil
42
Food Insecurity and Failing States
45
Rising Temperatures and Rising Seas
48
Rising Temperature and Its Effects
49
The Crop Yield Effect
51
Reservoirs in the Sky
53
Melting Ice and Rising Seas
56
More Destructive Storms
61
Cutting Carbon 80 Percent by 2020
64
Emerging Water Shortages
68
Water Tables Falling
69
Rivers Running Dry
75
Lakes Disappearing
77
Farmers Losing to Cities
78
Scarcity Crossing National Borders
81
Water Scarcity Yields Political Stresses
82
Natural Systems Under Stress
85
The Many Costs
86
Losing Soil
90
From Grassland to Desert
93
Advancing Deserts
94
Collapsing Fisheries
97
Disappearing Plants and Animals
101
Early Signs of Decline
106
Our Socially Divided World
107
Health Challenge Growing
110
Throwaway Economy in Trouble
115
Population and Resource Conflicts
117
Environmental Refugees on the Rise
121
Mounting Stresses Failing States
123
Eradicating Poverty Stabilizing Population
131
Universal Basic Education
133
Stabilizing Population
136
Better Health for All
140
Curbing the HIV Epidemic
144
Reducing Farm Subsidies and Debt
146
Feeding Eight Billion Well
175
Rethinking Land Productivity
176
Raising Water Productivity
179
Producing Protein More Efficiently
183
Moving Down the Food Chain
188
Action on Many Fronts
189
Designing Cities for People
192
The Ecology of Cities
194
Redesigning Urban Transport
196
Reducing Urban Water Use
202
Farming in the City
205
Upgrading Squatter Settlements
208
Cities for People
209
Raising Energy Efficiency
213
Banning the Bulb
215
EnergyEfficient Appliances
218
MoreEfficient Buildings
221
Restructuring the Transport System
225
A New Materials Economy
228
The Energy Savings Potential
235
Turning to Renewable Energy
237
Harnessing the Wind
239
WindPowered Plugin Hybrid Cars
243
Solar Cells and Collectors
246
Energy from the Earth
252
PlantBased Sources of Energy
255
River Tidal and Wave Power
258
The World Energy Economy of 2020
259
The Great Mobilization
265
Shifting Taxes and Subsidies
267
Summing Up Climate Stabilization Measures
273
A Response to Failing States
276
A Wartime Mobilization
279
Mobilizing to Save Civilization
280
What You and I Can Do
285
Notes
289
Index
373
Acknowledgments
393
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