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Saving Civilization Is Not A Spectator Sport
Date Tuesday November 10
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
The Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-597-6705
http://www.commonwealthclub.org
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorGreg Dalton
Emailclimateone [at] commonwealthclub.org
Phone415-597-6700
Saving Civilization Is Not A Spectator Sport

We're making strides toward environmental sustainability, but is it enough? And what, if anything, can we do to help?


Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute

Brown sees concern in the merging of world food and energy economies. Putting corn ethanol in gas tanks and grain-intensive food (beef) into more human bellies will drive up commodity prices and exacerbate fresh water scarcity. Though he believes the Earth is under stress, Brown is hopeful, in part because for the first time since the Industrial Revolution we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever. Brown also will comment on how the melting glaciers of Tibet could affect the price of a bagel in California.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Oct 28th, 2009 7:08 PM
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