Author : Lester R. Brown
"""Description:Brown's contemporary plan for saving human civilization is a ""MUST READ"" on the primary reading source for my doctoral International Communications course. My environmentalist-professor sensed that we not only hadn't read this book but that we didn't care enough about the frightening discoveries that each chapter of the book brings to the surface of the reader's mind. Just the chapter alone on Water Shortages springing food shortages, around the world is enough to make you realize these topics address issues that affect each of us, the haves and the have nots, regardless of SES factors, developing or underdeveloped nations, or the way we orientalize others in comparison to ourselves. Brown's push towards a speedy global mobilization against disastrous termination of our natural systems will cause annihilation of human existence, including me and my progeny. It makes you realize that no one on earth escapes the impact to our humanity. For those with a conscience, it moves your thinking towards seeing how those from affluent and water-abundant countries will respond to countries less fortunate. It makes you say, ""what can I do to make a difference."" Brown's book is raising my consciousness level and conscience on the as we-speak-threats to our human existence for the next century. His content is not all bleak. He offers solutons and preventative actions."""