"The use of paper, perhaps more than any other single product, reflects the throwaway mentality that evolved during the last century. There is an enormous possibility for reducing paper use simply by replacing facial tissues, paper napkins, disposable diapers, and paper shopping bags with reusable cloth alternatives." –Lester R. Brown, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Geoffrey Lean's article 'One poor harvest away from chaos' in the The Telegraph cites Lester Brown: "the world is only one poor harvest away from chaos. We are so close to the edge that politically destabilising food prices could come at any time." Posted January 12, 2011.