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17 January 2011

'One poor harvest' from world chaos

In the new book "World on the Edge," Lester Brown says mankind has pushed civilisation to the brink of collapse by bleeding aquifers dry and overploughing its land.

In Lester Brown's new book "World on the Edge," he says mankind has pushed civilisation to the brink of collapse by bleeding aquifers dry and overploughing land to feed an ever-growing population, while overloading the atmosphere with carbon dioxide.

"We've got to get our act together quickly. We don't have generations or even decades, we're one poor harvest away from chaos," he said.

 
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