"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.
Population growth, rising affluence, water shortages and climate change are combining to create unprecedented pressure on the world’s food supply. “We have yet to grasp what climate change means in terms of food security,” says Lester Brown. “We’re looking at changes on a scale we haven’t seen yet.” Get the full report here.