"Eliminating water shortages depends on a global attempt to raise water productivity similar to the effort launched a half-century ago to raise land productivity, an initiative that has nearly tripled the world grain yield per hectare." –Lester R. Brown, World Facing Huge New Challenge on Food Front in Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization
Lester Brown is featured in a Science News for Students article entitled "Cool Jobs: Paid to dream." In the story, three experts who spend their time looking into humanity’s future are interviewed. Each, in his own way, tries to predict what can happen, and even what should happen. While Brown doesn’t call himself a futurist, as president of the Earth Policy Institute, he does spend plenty of time envisioning what our planet could and should look like decades from now. Get the full article here.