"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.
Professor John Wiseman of the University of Melbourne and co-founder of Post Carbon Pathways recently interviewed Lester about his views on the twin challenges of climate change and global population stabilization. Lester points to some hopeful signs and positive trends in the U.S., including declining automobile sales and improving fuel efficiency. Download the full transcript here.