Crossing the Threshold: Early Signs of an Environmental Awakening

The world may be approaching the threshold of a sweeping change in the way we respond to environmental threats—a social threshold that, once crossed, could change our outlook as profoundly as the one that in 1989 and 1990 led to a political restructuring in Eastern Europe. Brown argues that we need a rapid shift in consciousness, a dawning awareness in people everywhere that we have to shift quickly to a sustainable economy. He believes there are clear signs that change is happening and he provides examples of shifting views in energy, transportation, materials use, population, corporate and government policies.
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