Did you know: For the first time in 2008 the world’s city dwellers outnumbered those in the countryside. The share of urbanites is projected to continue increasing, so that by 2030 some 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. For more information view the text and data in Chapter 6 of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
At Earth Policy Institute (EPI) we often receive requests for a visual presentation to accompany Lester Brown’s latest book, Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. The reasons vary widely, from people wanting to spread the word within their communities, to teachers looking to relay the message to their students, to individuals seeking to quickly get the gist of the book. Because of this interest, EPI has created a slideshow illustrating in text, pictures, and graphs why and how we need to mobilize to save civilization.
Our aim in producing this presentation is to provide a brief but engaging summary of the book’s key concepts. By helping interested parties spread the Plan B vision, we hope to encourage social and political involvement in critical environmental issues—for example, banning new coal-fired power plants or implementing an economy-wide carbon tax to help stabilize climate.
You are welcome to use this presentation and modify it to suit your needs. It is designed to be shared, so feel free to pass along the link to others who might be interested. We ask only that you appropriately credit EPI and the photographers, notably Yann Arthus-Bertrand, eminent French photographer and friend of EPI, whose works appear within.
If you find this tool useful, please let us know how you are using it in your community, classroom, congregation, or with other groups by sending an e-mail to epi(at)earthpolicy.org. We may add your example to our ever-growing list of the many ways folks around the world are spreading the Plan B vision. Now let’s get to work!
To view the presentation you will need Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer (click here to download).
To both view and modify slides you will need the full Microsoft PowerPoint program (click here).
To view the PDF version you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (click here).
To advance slides, press the right arrow key or Enter on your keyboard or click the left mouse button when the cursor is on the screen. To exit the slideshow, press Esc.