EPIBuilding a Sustainable Future

Released 2009

Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

Lester R. Brown

Table of Contents (Chapters available in PDF and html.)
Includes Podcasts of Preface and chapter introductions.

Free Download of Book, PDF

Complete Data Sets

Plan B 4.0 Slideshow Presentation

Plan B 4.0 Team
(People who have purchased five or more copies.)

Time for Plan B: Cutting Carbon Emissions 80 Percent by 2020
(Available in pdf with or without endnotes.)

International Publishers

Unsolicited Comments from Readers

Fact Sheet (PDF)

Press Release

Available as an ebook through iBookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Sony


"A great blueprint for combatting climate change." —Brian Walsh, Time

“[Brown’s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable...” —Katherine Salant, Washington Post

“In this impressively researched manifesto for change, Brown bluntly sets out the challenges and offers an achievable road map for solving the climate change crisis.” —The Guardian

"4.0 is the best yet! If there are planetary heroes, you are top of my list." —David Orr, Oberlin College

"It's the best summation of humanity's converging ecological problems and the best roadmap to solving them, all in one compact package." —David Roberts, Grist

"If you want to know the future of Planet Earth, there is one good place to look. It is a book entitled 'Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to save Civilization.'" —Bill Boyne, Post-Bulletin

"It is great to see how some gifted people can condense a very broad and diverse area into easy to swallow, but tremendously important bits." —Harry B. Davis, Ph.D

"Dr. Lester Brown is one of the most important voices in the world, regarding the creation of a new conscience of humanity toward a sustainable society." —Jose Jaime Maussan