Common Wealth

One sixth of the world remains trapped in extreme poverty unrelieved by global economic growth, and the poverty trap poses tragic hardships for the poor and great risks for the rest of the world.
p. 6 Common Wealth

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

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

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

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



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The Earth Institute Newsletter

Articles by Jeff

The Food Crisis

Sustaining growth is the century’s big challenge
By Martin Wolf
Financial Times Comment, June 11, 2008
Response to Martin Wolf by Jeffrey Sachs

Uncle Sam Needs to Solve the Energy Crisis
By Jeffrey D. Sachs
Time, May 29, 2008

Stagflation is back. Here's how to beat it
By Jeffrey D. Sachs
Fortune, May 28, 2008

Surging Food Prices Mean Global Instability
Misguided policies favor biofuels over grain for hungry people.
Scientific American, May 19, 2008

A New Deal for Poor Farmers
Project Syndicate, May 2008

A New Deal for Poor Farmers
Project Syndicate, May 2008