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PLAN B BUDGET FOR RESTORING THE EARTH – Part Three

May 3, 2007 • Daily Email Recap

Earth Policy Institute
Plan B 2.0 Book Byte

PLAN B BUDGET FOR SAVING CIVILIZATION

Mobilizing to save civilization means restructuring the economy, restoring the economy’s natural support systems, eradicating poverty, and stabilizing population. We have the technologies, economic instruments, and financial resources to do this. The United States has the resources to lead this effort.

Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University’s Earth Institute sums it up well: “The tragic irony of this moment is that the rich countries are so rich and the poor so poor that a few added tenths of one percent of GNP from the rich ones ramped up over the coming decades could do what was never before possible in human history: ensure that the basic needs of health and education are met for all impoverished children in this world. How many more tragedies will we suffer in this country before we wake up to our capacity to help make the world a safer and more prosperous place not only through military might, but through the gift of life itself?”

For full article, visit:

http://www.earthpolicy.org/Books/Seg/PB2ch13_ss4.htm


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