in education, like anything else on such a universal scale, is a large undertaking but reclaims the concept that making our world sustainable is a global effort. While the cause of the problems for the suffering communities of the world are often so basic as a lack of clean water, the effects can be devastating and truly detrimental on any progress. The increase of education provides almost limitless means to the improvement of social welfare, general health, and environmental consciousness, all of which lead to progressive societies rather than cultural disasters. At the end of the chapter, Brown upholds that education is a “cornerstone of both human capital development and population stabilization” (191). If people are unaware of simple ways to better their standard of living, then no progress in global hunger, population control, or general health will ever be made. Though a small farm may not seem like a progressive change, the effects that education will have on the quality of someone's life will bring out the best of societies that have been written off by politicians as too destitute to have any real contribution to this world. Works Cited:Brown, Lester. Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. Washington D.C.: Earth Policy Institute, 2009
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