Lester Brown

Officer Tim Claussen didn't offer any explanation for using the stun gun.
To be clear, we are not suggesting ending the use of fossil fuels tomorrow. Decarbonizing our industries, homes, transportation, power generation and food production will take time. But we must make this transition as quickly as humanly possible.
There are innumerable arguments for wholesome foods in sensible combinations, mostly plants. Among them is this: If more of us eat that way, the chances go up that there will be a glass of water left somewhere to wash it down.
Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.
This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Early in your career, you worked in government service. But you've
The president opened his speech with a poetic tribute to the Apollo program, a generational mission championed by President John F. Kennedy more than half a century ago. But no comparison can be made between Kennedy's bold vision and Obama's timid plan.
I'm wondering who you would like to see nominated for the Prize? An activist for food sovereignty in India? A scientist working on agroforestry practices in Latin America? An agronomist developing green manure practices in sub-Saharan Africa?
The U.S.'s view of security is antiquated, rooted in the past, not looking towards the future. America looks at national security by looking back to WWI, WWII and the Cold War. Climate change is the new enemy.
What does climate change have to do with preparing for upcoming disasters? A whole lot, it turns out.
Several trends, including aquifer depletion, severe soil erosion, rising temperatures and population growth, indicate that the world is headed toward a food security crisis today,
One of the attractive habits in American civilization is to ask: well, what's your plan? In his recent book World on the Edge, Lester Brown offers one.
Meanwhile, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome has published statistics showing a sharp rise in food prices
A price on carbon is still our best hope. But how do we overcome the insidious influence of dirty energy and pass effective climate legislation?
The Rock. In a report released two days ago, Lester Brown underscores one of the biggest problems that the world faces: the
The authors of Superfreakonomics super(freaky)star status means that they and their travesty of a book will get attention despite its non-truthful truthiness and misleading mediocrity on climate-change.
The well-timed news is out: the 2000-2009 decade is likely to become the warmest since records began in 1850. Our special issue of Ode Magazine presents breakthrough solutions to delegates in Copenhagen.
In his new book, Lester Brown explores the tipping points that overwhelmed previous civilizations reveals clues about our present situation.
I had an opportunity to hear straight from the source about Lester Brown's Plan B 3.0 for saving civilization. If nothing else, it's ambitious.
It's a time for leadership. "Bipartisan" is a nice word, but those who practice it are derided by their friends, and not supported by their enemies (just ask John McCain circa 2000).
It's a time for leadership. "Bipartisan" is a nice word, but those who practice it are derided by their friends, and not supported by their enemies (just ask John McCain circa 2000).