Common Wealth

We have reached the beginning of the twenty-first century with a very crowded planet: 6.6 billion people living in an interconnected global economy producing an astounding $60 trillion of output each year.
p. 17 Common Wealth

By adopting a number of practical low-carbon technologies, we can bring the climate change problem under control at modest cost, indeed a far lower cost than the horrendous climate risks we face with business as usual.
p. 103 Common Wealth

Human pressures on the Earth’s ecosystems and climate, unless mitigated substantially, will cause dangerous climate change, massive species extinctions, and the destruction of vital life-support functions.
p. 6 Common Wealth

U.S. military spending in 2006 was nearly equal to the military spending of the rest of the world combined.

One day’s Pentagon spending would provide enough funds to ensure antimalarial bed net protection for every sleeping site in Africa for five years.
p. 274 Common Wealth

China is adding the equivalent of 500-megawatt coal-fired plants per week - the total capacity of the UK power grid.
p. 75 Common Wealth



Common Wealth Club

The Earth Institute Newsletter

New York

18 March, 11 p.m.

Daily Show with Jon Stewart

25 March, 12 p.m.

WNYC-93.9FM (NPR):
"The Leonard Lopate Show"

25 March, 8 to 9:30 p.m.

On-Stage Q&A with Charlie Rose

92nd Street Y Book Event


17 April, 7 p.m.

Barnes & Noble

33 East 17th, Street
New York, NY 10003

28 April, 6 p.m.

Lecture and Book Signing

Miller Theatre at Columbia University



22 April, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Discussion and Book Signing

National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA

Washington DC

20 March, 11 a.m.

WAMU-88.5FM: Diane Rehm Show

20 March, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Discussion and Book Signing

Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW

Los Angeles

April, 7 to 9 p.m.

Discussion and Book Signing

Library Foundation of Los Angeles Aloud Lecture Series
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071


8 April, 1 to 2 p.m.

Discussion and Book Signing

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista
Corte Madera, CA 94925

San Francisco

9 April, 7:30 - 8 a.m.

"Morning Show"

9 April, 10 to 11 a.m.

KQED-88.5FM (NPR):

9 April, 12 to 1:30 p.m

Discussion and Book Signing

Commonwealth Club
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA


10 April, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.


Institute for Global Development
Seattle University

11 April, 9 to 10 a.m.

KUOW-94.9 (NPR):