In this episode Lester Brown, Founder of the Worldwatch Institute, talks to Aaron about the perilous state of the world environment. They discuss the reality of ‘foodless days’ in developing countries around the world as well as the ever-decreasing supply of water for agriculture. Finally they discuss the development of more environmentally friendly energy technologies and solutions like wind power.
In the conclusion of this special two part series with Lester Brown, founder of the Worldwatch Institute, Aaron talks to Les about the rapidly increasing planet population, the concept of shared sacrifice and the significant impact of higher grain prices on poor people. They also discuss agricultural production limits, the presences or lack of leadership especially in the business community. Les goes in depth on the concepts in his book, “Full Planet, Empty Plates” as well as the predictions of demographer, Thomas Robert Malthus.
Aaron talks with the Founder of the Worldwatch Institute and the Founder and President of the Earth Policy Institute, Lester Brown.