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“The Brown Agenda is the story of an important humanitarian cause revealed in clear and concise prose that is at once deeply necessary and deeply satisfying.”—David Biello, Editor, Environment & Energy, Scientific American
Download The Brown Agenda: My Mission to Clean Up the World’s Most Life Threatening Pollution, by Richard Fuller (with Damon DiMarco). Now available as an audiobook through Audible.com.
Free sample recording available.
“Rich Fuller’s passion and commitment towards educating people on the under-reported issue of environmental pollution, as well as finding innovative solutions to solve the problems, has helped save the lives of thousands of adults and children around the world.”—Dev Patel, Award-winning actor, Slumdog Millionaire
“Turning ‘brown’ into ‘green’ has become a necessary journey for all of us as resource pressures are compounded by the ultimate threat intensifier—climate change. This story, a life’s work, shows the difference we can make if we all make it our business.”—Rachel Kyte, Vice President, World Bank
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Ben Barber has been a journalist and photographer for 30 years for the London Observer, LA Times, USA Today, United Press International, the Washington Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and many other news outlets. He also served as senior writer for USAID.
In an article published in today’s Huffington Post, Mr. Barber aptly compares the current water crisis in Flint, Michigan to instances of pollution worldwide as covered in “The Brown Agenda,” Damon’s book with noted environmentalist and entrepreneur, Richard Fuller.
The Brown Agenda was published in August 2015 by Santa Monica Press.
Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate “The Brown Agenda” at the event held Wednesday night, November 11, at the Upper West Side Barnes & Noble on West 82nd and Broadway.
Damon introduced his co-author, Richard Fuller (both shown in picture above). Rich then read from the book’s introduction before taking several thoughtful questions from the audience regarding the ongoing fight against toxic conditions in low and middle income countries.
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You don’t have to wait to read the introduction to “The Brown Agenda,” Damon’s new book with environmentalist and entrepreneur Richard Fuller. Salon.com ran it as a headlining excerpt on Sunday August 9, 2015 (two days before the book’s official debut).
Pollution is the single largest cause of death in the developing world. One in seven people in low- and middle-income countries die as a result of it. Simply put, pollution is now the world’s most prevalent health risk. And yet, while most everyone has heard about “going green,” few are aware of the more dire and sinister “brown” pollution—places where man-made toxic pollutants have taken root and spread. Brown sites poison millions of people every year, causing needless suffering and death.
David Biello has been covering energy and the environment for nearly a decade, the last four years as an associate editor at Scientific American. He also hosts 60-Second Earth, a Scientific American podcast covering environmental news, and is working on a documentary with Detroit Public Television on the future of electricity.
“There are few more important stories than how we humans foul the planet and ourselves, often heedlessly. And there are few better placed to tell that tale than Richard Fuller, who has been working for years to show how we can—and, more importantly, should—clean up the earth. The Brown Agenda is the story of an important humanitarian cause revealed in clear and concise prose that is at once deeply necessary and deeply satisfying.”
—David Biello, Editor, Environment & Energy, Scientific American
The Brown Agenda will release to bookstores everywhere in August 2015.
Most of the world knows Dev Patel for his role as Jamal Malik, the intrepid kid from Mumbai who survived a life of poverty to win the grand prize on a quiz show in Slumdog Millionaire. The film, directed by Danny Boyle, earned eight Academy Awards in 2008 and made Patel the de facto poster child for underprivileged peoples in developing nations across the globe.
What most people don’t know is that Patel lends his star power to support a variety of worthy causes, not the least of which is Richard Fuller’s Blacksmith Institute/Pure Earth. You can read about Blacksmith’s amazing work in Damon and Richard’s book, “The Brown Agenda,” due in stores August, 2015.
Blacksmith/Pure Earth recognizes that our world can be a dirty place. Toxic pollutants such as lead, mercury, radionuclides, chromium 6, and many more kill 1 out of 7 people worldwide each year. In fact, statistically, the number of people affected by pollution is greater than the number of people affected by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. Yet pollution is one of the most under reported and underfunded health hazards in the world.
What do a dropped book, a freshman in college, and Tiananmen Square have to do with one another?
Evidently, quite a bit.
These elements and many more began an unlikely synchonicity when University of Rochester freshman Se Hoon Kim saw a clerk drop a copy of “My Two Chinas” at a local Barnes and Noble.
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In the United States, everyone talks about going green, but in other places around the world, sites exist where green is a fantasy. First you have to deal with the ‘brown’ problem. You have to deal with the dirty, filthy trouble that kills several million people a year, and which — if left unmitigated — will only worsen as years go on.
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Says (in part): “Any collection strong in Chinese political and social issue needs this [book]!”
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Alan Caruba is a charter member of the National Book Critics Circle and has been reviewing for more than five decades. In his monthly column, Bookviews, Caruba writes about my latest book, “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” with Baiqiao Tang (foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama).
“My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary ($26.00, Prometheus Books) by Baiqiano Tang with Damon DiMarco describes China from inside, a China in which its people are being imprisoned by their own government for the â€œcrimeâ€ of wanting a more democratic republic Read more…