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1. Entering a New World

  • Introduction
  • A Massive Market Failure
  • Environment and Civilization
  • China: Why the Existing Economic Model Will Fail
  • Mounting Stresses, Failing States
  • A Civilizational Tipping Point
  • Plan B�A Plan of Hope

PART I. A CIVILIZATION IN TROUBLE 2. Deteriorating Oil and Food Security

  • Introduction
  • The Coming Decline of Oil
  • The Oil Intensity of Food
  • The Changing Food Prospect
  • Cars and People Compete for Food
  • The World Beyond Peak Oil
  • Food Insecurity and Failing States

3. Rising Temperatures and Rising Seas

  • Introduction
  • Rising Temperature and Its Effects
  • The Crop Yield Effect
  • Reservoirs in the Sky
  • Melting Ice and Rising Seas
  • More Destructive Storms
  • Cutting Carbon 80 Percent by 2020

4. Emerging Water Shortages

  • Introduction
  • Water Tables Falling
  • Rivers Running Dry
  • Lakes Disappearing
  • Farmers Losing to Cities
  • Scarcity Crossing National Borders
  • Water Scarcity Yields Political Stresses

5. Natural Systems Under Stress

  • Introduction
  • Shrinking Forests: The Many Costs
  • Losing Soil
  • From Grassland to Desert
  • Advancing Deserts
  • Collapsing Fisheries
  • Disappearing Plants and Animals

6. Early Signs of Decline

  • Introduction
  • Our Socially Divided World
  • Health Challenge Growing
  • Throwaway Economy in Trouble
  • Population and Resource Conflicts
  • Environmental Refugees on the Rise
  • Mounting Stresses, Failing States


7. Eradicating Poverty, Stabilizing Population

  • Introduction
  • Universal Basic Education
  • Stabilizing Population
  • Better Health for All
  • Curbing the HIV Epidemic
  • Reducing Farm Subsidies and Debt
  • A Poverty-Eradication Budget

8. Restoring the Earth

  • Introduction
  • Protecting and Restoring Forests
  • Conserving and Rebuilding Soils
  • Regenerating Fisheries
  • Protecting Plant and Animal Diversity
  • Planting Trees to Sequester Carbon
  • The Earth Restoration Budget

9. Feeding Eight Billion Well

  • Introduction
  • Rethinking Land Productivity
  • Raising Water Productivity
  • Producing Protein More Efficiently
  • Moving Down the Food Chain
  • Action on Many Fronts

10. Designing Cities for People

  • Introduction
  • The Ecology of Cities
  • Redesigning Urban Transport
  • Reducing Urban Water Use
  • Farming in the City
  • Upgrading Squatter Settlements
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11. Raising Energy Efficiency

  • Introduction
  • Banning the Bulb
  • Energy-Efficient Appliances
  • More-Efficient Buildings
  • Restructuring the Transport System
  • A New Materials Economy
  • The Energy Savings Potential

12. Turning to Renewable Energy

  • Introduction
  • Harnessing the Wind
  • Wind-Powered Plug-In Hybrid Cars
  • Solar Cells and Collectors
  • Energy from the Earth
  • Plant-Based Sources of Energy
  • River, Tidal, and Wave Power
  • The World Energy Economy of 2020

PART III: AN EXCITING NEW OPTION 13. The Great Mobilization

  • Introduction
  • Shifting Taxes and Subsidies
  • Summing Up Climate Stabilization Measures
  • A Reponse to Failing States
  • A Wartime Mobilization
  • Mobilizing to Save Civilization
  • What You and I Can Do

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