Could climate change topple modern civilization
This is a summary of an interview with Lester Brown, president and founder of the Earth Policy Institute. He is author of the book Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Lester Brown who proposes a program to reduce CO2 emission by 80 percent by 2020. Wind power would supply 40 percent of the world's electricity. Higher energy-efficiency standards would reduce energy use.
A grass roots support for change could let to a national program. That support could come as people begin to realize the consequences of uses coal as the main way to produce electricity.
Alan Detwiler, author of Thrivers In An Uncertain Future; bio at