Environmental analyst who founded the Earth Policy Institute in Washington D.C. He is the author or co-author of over 50 books on global environmental issues including "Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity", which was released in 2012.
He attended agricultural science at Rutgers University.
He published the book Plan B 4.0 which became required reading at Cal State University Chico.
He had a younger brother named Carl.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was a supporter of his.