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Plan b 3.0 preface slides

  1. 1. Note: This video series can easily be downloaded and turned into mp3’s for studying on your IPod.Watch the description this vid for link to powerpoint<br />
  2. 2. “Lester Brown tells us how to build a more just world and savethe planet . . . in a practical, straightforward way. We should allheed his advice.”<br /> —President Bill Clinton<br />
  3. 3. Contents<br />1. Entering a New WorldI. A CIVILIZATION IN TROUBLE<br />2. Deteriorating Oil and Food Security<br />3. Rising Temperatures and Rising Seas<br />4. Emerging Water Shortages<br />5. Natural Systems Under Stress<br />6. Early Signs of Decline<br />II. THE RESPONSE—PLAN B<br />8. Restoring the Earth<br />7. Eradicating Poverty, Stabilizing Population<br />9. Feeding Eight Billion Well<br />10. Designing Cities for People<br />11. Raising Energy Efficiency<br />12. Turning to Renewable EnergyIII. AN EXCITING NEW OPTION<br />13. The Great Mobilization<br />
  4. 4. Preface<br />Mobilizing to save civilization<br />Failing states early sign of failing civilization<br />Peak Oil<br />Grain now pegged to the price of oil<br />Grain production now falling below world use<br />Peak Everything<br />2030 China will be consuming twice todays world<br />Throw away society won’t work anymore<br />
  5. 5. The challenge of our generation is a renewable economy<br />Powered largely by renewable sources of energy<br />Has a highly diversified transport system<br />reuses and recycles everything. <br />And to do it with unprecedented speed.<br />
  6. 6. Four Overriding Goals in Plan B 3.0<br />Stabilizing climate <br />Stabilizing population<br />Eradicating poverty<br />Restoring the earth's ecosystems<br />
  7. 7. Heart of the climate-stabilizing initiative<br />Cut carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent by 2020<br />Raising energy efficiency<br />developing renewable sources of energy<br />expanding the earth's forest cover both by<br />banning deforestation <br />planting billions of trees to sequester carbon<br />
  8. 8. Can we phase out coal-fired power plants before the melting of the Greenland ice sheet becomes irreversible? <br />Can we gather the political will to halt deforestation in the Amazon before its growing vulnerability to fire takes it to the point of no return? <br />Can we help countries stabilize population before they become failing states?<br />We are in a race between tipping points in nature and our political systems<br />
  9. 9. We have the technologies to restructure the world energy economy and stabilize climate. <br />The challenge now is to build the political will to do so.<br />To not use extreme measures in the face of extreme danger is insane, sub-human. Start Loving.<br />
  10. 10. The challenge of our generation is a renewable economy<br />We all depend on the same grain, same resources<br />Reuse and Recycle Everything<br />Plan A is destroying the economic supports<br />
  11. 11. Plan B 3.0<br />Stabilizing Climate<br />Stabilizing Population<br />Eradicating Poverty<br />Restoring Eco Systems<br />
  12. 12. Cut carbon dioxide by 80% by 2020<br />
  13. 13. Climate Initiative<br />Raise efficiency<br />Renewable energy<br />Restore forests<br />
  14. 14. Race between tipping points<br />Phasing out coal plants or do glaciers melt first<br />Can we raise the political will in time<br />Can we stabilize population before too late<br />
  15. 15. Slight hope – Citizens are stopping US coal plants<br />Needs to expand<br />Needs to phase out existing plants<br />
  16. 16. Wind power<br />Scale is expanding<br />Texas is leading the wind farm expansions<br />23 coal plants equivalent<br />Plug in hybrids now coming to markets<br />We have the technology<br />We need to raise the will<br />
  17. 17. If you don’t study, learn, and spread Plan B 3.0… Why?<br />
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