Lester R. Brown


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in rural New Jersey, The United States
March 28, 1934

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Lester Russel Brown is an American environmentalist, founder of the Worldwatch Institute, and founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute, a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C. BBC Radio commentator Peter Day calls him "one of the great pioneer environmentalists."

In the mid-1970s, Brown helped pioneer the concept of sustainable development, during a career that started with farming. As early as 1978, in his book The Twenty-Ninth Day, he was already warning of "the various dangers arising out of our manhandling of nature...by overfishing the oceans, stripping the forests, turning land into desert." In 1986, the Library of Congress requested his personal papers noting that his writings “have already strongly affe
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“Saving civilization is not a spectator sport. Each”
Lester Russell Brown, Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

“Shiit for the moon. Even if you miss you'll land among the stars.”
Lester Brown

“But a 2011 study led by Harvard Medical School professor Paul Epstein concluded that from the ground to the power plant, coal indirectly costs the U.S. economy an astounding $345 billion per year, largely because of the associated health care burden from air pollution and because of the climate change impacts.”
Lester Russell Brown, The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy

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