competição por recursos escassos, quem costuma ganhar?

POPULATION AND RESOURCE CONFLICTS – 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.110 As land and water become scarce, we can expect competition for these vital resources to intensify within societies, particularly between the wealthy and those who are […]

reduzir, reutilizar e só no fim reciclar

THROWAWAY ECONOMY IN TROUBLE – 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.109 More and better waste management at public expense is giving unlimited license to proliferate discards. Today these systems collect 3.4 pounds of product waste a day […]

as doenças em áfrica

HEALTH CHALLENGE GROWING – 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.105 The HIV epidemic in Africa is now a development problem, a matter of whether a society can continue to function as needed to support its people. It […]

recycle bin empty

DISAPPEARING PLANTS AND ANIMALS – From Chapter 5. Natural Systems Under Stress Lester R. Brown, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble Pag.95 Species of all kinds are threatened by habitat destruction, principally through the loss of tropical rainforests. As we burn off the Amazon rainforest, we are in […]

pesca maciça

COLLAPSING FISHERIES – From Chapter 5. Natural Systems Under Stress Lester R. Brown, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble Pag.91 After World War II, accelerating population growth and steadily rising incomes drove the demand for seafood upward at a record pace. At the same time, advances in fishing […]

tempestades que atravessam o mundo

ADVANCING DESERTS – From Chapter 5. Natural Systems Under Stress Lester R. Brown, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble Pag.90 On April 18, 2001, the western United States—from the Arizona border north to Canada—was blanketed with dust. It came from a huge dust storm that originated in northwestern […]

tempestades e seguradoras

MORE DESTRUCTIVE STORMS – From Chapter 4. Rising Temperatures and Rising Seas Lester R. Brown, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble Pag.75 …insurance companies and reinsurance companies find it difficult to calculate a safe level of premiums, since the historical record traditionally used to calculate insurance fees is […]

snow packs

RESERVOIRS IN THE SKY – From Chapter 4. Rising Temperatures and Rising Seas Lester R. Brown, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble Pag.67 Reduced snow pack to feed the Yellow River flow will shrink China’s wheat harvest, the largest in the world. Alterations in the flow of the […]

aumento da temperatura, um efeito não linear

RISING TEMPERATURE AND ITS EFFECTS – From Chapter 4. Rising Temperatures and Rising Seas Lester R. Brown, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble Pag.62 At a practical level, the IPCC projected rise in temperature is a global average. In reality, the rise will be very uneven. It will […]

evolução co2 ao longo os tempos

From Chapter 4. Rising Temperatures and Rising Seas Lester R. Brown, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble Pag.59 When the Industrial Revolution began, the atmospheric CO 2 level was roughly 270 ppm. The 377 ppm registered for 2004 is not only far above any level over the last […]