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The Long-Lasting Effects of Current Environmental Problems

Lester Brown is the president of the Worldwatch Institute. The organization's latest State of the World report looks into the greenhouse effect, deforestation, and rising sea levels, among other troubling trends. Brown joins Fresh Air to discuss the causes of these phenomena, whether they'll cause permanent changes, and how we can mitigate their effects.

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Other segments from the episode on March 17, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 17, 1989: Interview with Lester Brown; Commentary on Abdullah Ibrahim; Interview with Little Anthony; Commentary on feminism and traditionalism in popular culture.

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