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.
In late October, the Harvard Crimson sat down with Lester Brown, who was at Harvard to give several talks on sustainability. The author of more than 50 environmental books, including World on the Edge and Full Planet, Empty Plates, Brown has been a vocal advocate for environmental sustainability, even going so far as to call for “war-time mobilization” in order to save the planet. Check out the full interview here.