Table of contents for Plan B 2.0 : rescuing a planet under stress and a civilization in trouble / Lester R. Brown.

Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.

Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher. Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding.


Counter
Preface	ix
1.	Entering a New World	3
	The Nature of the New World	4
	Learning from China	9
	Learning from the Past	11
	The Emerging Politics of Scarcity	14
	Getting the Price Right	15
	Plan B; A Plan of Hope	17
I. A CIVILIZATION IN TROUBLE
2.	Beyond the Oil Peak	21
	The Coming Decline of Oil 	22
	The Oil Intensity of Food	25
	The Falling Wheat-Oil Exchange Rate	29
	Food and Fuel Compete for Land	30
	Cities and Suburbs After Peak Oil 	36
	The World After Oil Peaks	38
3.	Emerging Water Shortages	41
		Falling Water Tables	42
		Rivers Running Dry	48
		Disappearing Lakes 	50
		Farmers Losing to Cities	53
		Scarcity Crossing National Borders	55
		A Food Bubble Economy	57
4.	Rising Temperatures and Rising Seas	59
		Rising Temperature and Its Effects	60
		The Crop Yield Effect 	64
		Reservoirs in the Sky 	66
		Melting Ice and Rising Seas	68
		More Destructive Storms	74
		Subsidizing Climate Change	77
5.	Natural Systems Under Stress	79
		Shrinking Forests: The Costs	80
		Losing Soil 	84
		Deteriorating Rangelands	87
		Advancing Deserts	89
		Collapsing Fisheries	91
		Disappearing Plants and Animals	94
6. Early Signs of Decline	99
		Our Socially Divided World	100
		Health Challenge Growing	103
		Throwaway Economy in Trouble	108
		Population and Resource Conflicts	110
		Environmental Refugees on the Rise	114
		Failed States and Terrorism	117
II. THE RESPONSE; PLAN B
7.	Eradicating Poverty, Stabilizing Population	123
		Universal Basic Education	124
		Stabilizing Population	128
		Better Health for All	131
		Curbing the HIV Epidemic	134
		Reducing Farm Subsidies and Debt	136
		A Poverty-Eradication Budget	139
8.	Restoring the Earth	142
		Protecting and Restoring Forests	143
		Conserving and Rebuilding Soils	149
		Meeting Nature's Water Needs	152
		Regenerating Fisheries	154
		Protecting Plant and Animal Diversity	156
		The Earth Restoration Budget	157
9. 	Feeding Seven Billion Well	163
		Rethinking Land Productivity	164
		Raising Water Productivity	167
		Producing Protein More Efficiently	170
		New Protein Production Systems	174
		Moving Down the Food Chain	177
		Action on Many Fronts	179
10.	Stabilizing Climate	182
		Raising Energy Productivity	185
		Harnessing the Wind	187
		Hybrid Cars and Wind Power	191
		Converting Sunlight to Electricity	193
		Energy From the Earth	197
		Cutting Carbon Emissions Fast	200
11.	Designing Sustainable Cities	204
		The Ecology of Cities	206
		Redesigning Urban Transport 	209
		Farming in the City	213
		Reducing Urban Water Use	216
		The Challenge of Urban Slums	219
		Cities for People 	221
III: AN EXCITING NEW OPTION
12.	Building a New Economy	227
		Shifting Taxes	228
		Shifting Subsidies	233
		Ecolabeling: Voting with Our Wallets	235
		A New Materials Economy	238
		New Industries, New Jobs	244
		The Environmental Revolution	247
13.	Plan B: Building a New Future	249
		Listening for Wake-up Calls	250
		A Wartime Mobilization	253
		Mobilizing to Save Civilization	255
		A Call to Greatness	261
		You and Me	264
Additional Resources	267
Notes	273
Index	345
Acknowledgements	361
About the Author	367

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Environmental policy -- Economic aspects.
Natural resources -- Management.
Economic development -- Environmental aspects.