World on the Edge

Friday, February 25, 2011

Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute and author of World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse, talks about how the world's economic future is tied to the environment. 


Lester Brown

Comments [6]

Oscar from ny

The earth was stolen..oil is good..but we can just use magnets to energize the earth..its almost free and perfect..the energy between the positive magnet abd the negative a kindergartner can do this..why are we so freaking flyyy?

Feb. 25 2011 11:16 AM
Jeff Pappas from Ct.

We can take extra water from the rising oceans and de salinate it with heat from Geothermal hot spots like Iceland etc. Also salt water can be used in many applications to cool machines thus heating it and producing pure clean water and sea salts, and Gold !

Feb. 25 2011 10:58 AM
Elysia from CT

POPULATION. That is a key part of any plan to crawl back from the brink. Thank you for talking about this-for some reason, everyone wants to sidestep the idea that not everyone on the planet has to procreate, despite what media/marketing/family pressures continue saying.

Feb. 25 2011 10:57 AM
Jeff Pappas from Ct.

How about pushing for making Ethanol from sugar cane ( It can be grown in Cuba and help them ) instead of corn grown in the USA ( which can go back to feeding people and animals )
It is also a more efficient way to produce Ethanol.

Feb. 25 2011 10:51 AM
Phil Henshaw from way uptown

Brian, It's great you finally are hosting some voices like Lester's, people with a more rational view of the physical world our cultural thinking is having such trouble with.

I hope you start paying more attention to us, as the problem is that the physical systems that mediate our connection with nature are changing in ways our cultural expectations are failing to recognize. That's a survival issue, a present, immediate, life or death question... in case you need reminding. Phil

Feb. 25 2011 10:50 AM
Liam from East Elmhurst

Somehow, I predict and see someone encouraging a world war to cut population to more manageable levels.
For the sake of the few, as usual.

Feb. 25 2011 10:44 AM

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