FORA.tv Speaker - Lester Brown
The Washington Post called Lester Brown "one of the world's most influential thinkers." The Telegraph of Calcutta refers to him as "the guru of the environmental movement." In 1986, the Library of Congress requested his personal papers noting that his writings "have already strongly affected thinking about problems of world population and resources."
Brown has authored or coauthored 50 books. One of the world's most widely published authors, his books have appeared in some 40 languages. In November 2001, he published Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth, which was hailed by E.O. Wilson as "an instant classic." His most recent book is World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse, which the Financial Times called "a provocative primer on some of the key global issues that businesses will face in the coming decades.”
He is the recipient of many prizes and awards, including 25 honorary degrees, a MacArthur Fellowship, the 1987 United Nations' Environment Prize, the 1989 World Wide Fund for Nature Gold Medal, and the 1994 Blue Planet Prize for his "exceptional contributions to solving global environmental problems." More recently, he was awarded the the Borgström Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, and was selected one of Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers of 2010.
03.28.12 | 01:29:27 min
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