A POVERTY-ERADICATION BUDGET

A POVERTY-ERADICATION BUDGET – From Chapter 7. Eradicating Poverty, Stabilizing Population Lester R. Brown, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble There is an alternative to this bleak prospect, and that is to help countries that want to slow their population growth to do so quickly. This brings with […]

Subsidios Agricultura

REDUCING FARM SUBSIDIES AND DEBT – From Chapter 7. Eradicating Poverty, Stabilizing Population Lester R. Brown, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble Pag.138 Although the U.S. government does not have explicit export subsidies, production subsidies provided to farmers enable them to export cotton at low prices. These subsidies […]

Subsidios Agricultura

REDUCING FARM SUBSIDIES AND DEBT – From Chapter 7. Eradicating Poverty, Stabilizing Population Lester R. Brown, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble For many developing countries, farm subsidies in aid-giving countries and debt relief may be even more important. A successful export-oriented farm sector—taking advantage of low-cost labor […]

HIV

CURBING THE HIV EPIDEMIC – From Chapter 7. Eradicating Poverty, Stabilizing Population Lester R. Brown, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble Treating those with HIV infections is costly, but ignoring the need for treatment is a strategic mistake simply because treatment strengthens prevention efforts. Africa is paying a […]

Tabaco

BETTER HEALTH FOR ALL – From Chapter 7. Eradicating Poverty, Stabilizing Population Lester R. Brown, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble Some leading sources of premature death are lifestyle-related. Cigarettes take a particularly heavy toll. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 4.9 million people died in 2000 […]

Familias Pequenas

STABILIZING POPULATION – From Chapter 7. Eradicating Poverty, Stabilizing Population Lester R. Brown, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble Shifting to smaller families brings generous economic dividends. For Bangladesh, analysts concluded that $62 spent by the government to prevent an unwanted birth saved $615 in expenditures on other […]

Controlo de População

STABILIZING POPULATION – From Chapter 7. Eradicating Poverty, Stabilizing Population Lester R. Brown, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble Pag.129 Religious leaders were directly involved in what amounted to a crusade for smaller families. Iran introduced a full panoply of contraceptive measures, including male sterilization—a first among Muslim […]

Educação

UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION – From Chapter 7. Eradicating Poverty, Stabilizing Population Lester R. Brown, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble Pag.125 Nobel Prize–winning economist Amartya Sen focuses the point nicely: “Illiteracy and innumeracy are a greater threat to humanity than terrorism.”

Ainda África

From Chapter 7. Eradicating Poverty, Stabilizing Population Lester R. Brown, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble Pag.124 The bad news is that sub-Saharan Africa—with 750 million people—is sliding deeper into poverty. Hunger, illiteracy, and disease are on the march, offsetting some of the gains in China and India. […]

refugiados ambientais

ENVIRONMENTAL REGFUGEES ON THE RISE – From Chapter 6. Early Signs of Decline Lester R. Brown, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble Pag.116 With the vast majority of the nearly 3 billion people to be added to the world by 2050 living in countries where water tables are […]