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Economics and the environment. Another student paper.

Economics and the environment. Another student paper.

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  • 1. Lester Brown
  • 2.
    • “ One of the world’s most influential thinkers” – Washington Post
    “ the guru of the environmental movement”- the Telegraph of Calcutta
  • 3. Early Life
    • Born 1934 Bridgeton, New Jersey
    • Began Career as a farmer
    • BS is Agriculture science
    • Trip to India
    • US Department of Agriculture 1959-1969
  • 4. Further Education
    • Masters:
      • Agriculture economics
      • Public Administration
    • 23 Honorary Degrees
  • 5.  
  • 6. World Watch Institute
    • Founded 1974
    • President for 26 years
    • Publications
      • State of the World
      • World Watch
      • Vital Signs: The Trends that are Shaping Our Future
  • 7. Earth Policy Institute
    • Mission
    • Research Products
    • Plan B Updates
    • Eco-economy Indicators
    http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/200801112
  • 8.
    • "Nearly all of the 70 million people being added to world population each year are born in countries where natural support systems are already deteriorating in the face of excessive population pressure, in the countries least able to support them. In these countries, the risk of state failure is growing." — Lester Brown, Plan B 3.0
  • 9.  
  • 10. Books
    • Authored over 50 books
      • Plan B Books (2003, 2006, 2008)
      • Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth (2001)
      • Who will feed China? (1995)
  • 11. Awards
    • United Nations' Environment Prize, 1987
    • Selected as one of 50 Great Americans by Marquis Who’s Who, 1995
    • Presidential Medal, Italy, 2003
    • One of 30 Global Visionaries, Planet magazine, 2005
    • Third Place, Men’s 70-74, Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run
  • 12.
    • "We have not inherited the earth from our fathers, we are borrowing it from our children." L.R. Brown
  • 13. Sources
    • &quot;Welcome to Earth Policy Institute.&quot; Earth Policy Institute . 2008. 6 Feb. 2008 <http://www.earth-policy.org/index.htm>.
    • &quot;Worldwatch Institute.&quot; Worldwatch Institute . 2007. 6 Feb. 2008 <http://www.worldwatch.org/>.