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Could climate change topple modern civilization

This is a summary of an interview with Lester Brown, president and founder of the Earth Policy Institute. He is author of the book Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.

Lester Brown who proposes a program to reduce CO2 emission by 80 percent by 2020. Wind power would supply 40 percent of the world's electricity. Higher energy-efficiency standards would reduce energy use.

A grass roots support for change could let to a national program. That support could come as people begin to realize the consequences of uses coal as the main way to produce electricity.

Summary by:
Alan Detwiler, author of Thrivers In An Uncertain Future; bio at