Lester Brown's Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

| 10/29/2010 9:56:52 AM

An upcoming PBS documentary will showcase portions of contributing editor Lester Brown’s book, Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. Brown is the founder of the Earth Policy Institute and mastermind behind Plan B, a blueprint for solving many of the environmental problems that plague the planet. In the documentary, Brown explains how reducing greenhouse gases could also lower your income tax, create jobs, and stem the rise of terrorism. The following is an announcement from CaraMar Publicity.   

Narrated by Matt Damon and produced by Emmy-Award winning filmmakers Marilyn and Hal Weiner, Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization is a 90-minute primetime PBS documentary based on the book by environmental visionary Lester Brown premieres Wednesday, March 30 at 10 p.m. ET (check local listings). PLAN B is the 12th episode of the award-winning PBS series Journey to Planet Earth

Featuring some of the world’s most original and influential thinkers, Lester Brown’s message is clear and unflinching — either confront the realities of climate change or suffer the consequences of lost civilizations and failed states. Ultimately,  Plan B provides audiences with a glimpse into a new and emerging economy based on renewable energy sources plus realistic strategies to avoid the growing threat of global warming. 

Appearing with Lester Brown are Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman, former Governor and Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt, along with other scholars and scientists. Locations include: China, Japan, Korea, India, Italy, Turkey, Bangladesh, Zambia, Haiti, and the United States. 

What makes Plan B significant and timely is that it provides audiences with hopeful solutions — a road map that will help eradicate poverty, stabilize population, stabilize climate, and protect and restore the earth’s forests, soils and fisheries. It includes ways of protecting and restoring soils, forests, rangelands, and oceanic fisheries, plus conserving the earth’s biological diversity. It also features case studies that clearly show signs of a new energy economy emerging.  

In the end, Plan B will make a strong case for choosing new economic and environmental priorities and developing new responses to the challenges associated with growing populations. It will talk directly to political leaders who need to understand the relationship between the economy and its environmental support systems. It will explain to economists why they must begin to think like ecologists. And it will motivate community leaders and the general public to become part of a solution that seeks to restructure the economy so that it can sustain economic progress. 

Leif Johnson
11/19/2010 6:22:00 PM

I hope this documentary will open up a few more eyes as to what is in store for us......

Leif Johnson
11/19/2010 6:19:44 PM

I hope this documentary will open up a few more eyes as to what is in store for us......

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