Worldwide water shortages and declining crop yields, problems accentuated by climate change and increasing consumption, present growing challenges to humanity, the veteran American environmentalist Lester Brown has warned in a valedictory interview.

Brown spoke to Resurgence & Ecologist soon after announcing plans to retire in July 2015 as head of the Washington DC-based Earth Policy Institute (EPI). After more than half a century working on environmental issues, Brown, 81, plans to devote his time to continuing research and writing, but will no longer manage the EPI, which is to ...


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