"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
Authored over 50 books
Plan B Books (2003, 2006, 2008)
Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth (2001)
Who will feed China? (1995)
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
"We have not inherited the earth from our fathers, we are borrowing it from our children." L.R. Brown
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