By Lester R. Brown
In this pressing time, World at the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental matters and the way to resolve them now.
We are in a race among political and ordinary tipping issues. do we shut coal-fired energy crops quick adequate to avoid wasting the Greenland ice sheet and keep away from catastrophic sea point upward thrust? do we bring up water productiveness speedy adequate to halt the depletion of aquifers and stay away from water-driven nutrition shortages? do we take care of top water and height oil even as? those are a few of the concerns Lester R. Brown skillfully distills in World at the Edge. Bringing a long time of study and research into play, he offers the responses had to reclaim our destiny.
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