"The use of paper, perhaps more than any other single product, reflects the throwaway mentality that evolved during the last century. There is an enormous possibility for reducing paper use simply by replacing facial tissues, paper napkins, disposable diapers, and paper shopping bags with reusable cloth alternatives." –Lester R. Brown, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
In the article "Extreme Weather Experienced Worldwide," Lester Brown is interviewed by Voice of America's Carolyn Pressutti. Brown says to watch for three key indicators -- the number of hungry people in the world, the price of grain and the number of failing states. Posted August 5, 2010.