Building an Environmentally Sustainable Economy

Author Lester R. Brown explains how building an environmentally sustainable economy will help with the global environmental challenges we face.

As global warming intensifies, more energy will drive the weather, creating significantly stronger storms. A storm that hit the European continent during the winter of 1999 left $7.5 billion damage in France, Germany and Switzerland. Thousands of centuries-old trees, like these in Paris, were destroyed. It was France's worst storm since record keeping began.
As global warming intensifies, more energy will drive the weather, creating significantly stronger storms. A storm that hit the European continent during the winter of 1999 left $7.5 billion damage in France, Germany and Switzerland. Thousands of centuries-old trees, like these in Paris, were destroyed. It was France's worst storm since record keeping began.
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