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The collapse of Western civilization : a view from the future

Author: Naomi Oreskes; Erik M Conway
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.
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In 2393, a historian of the Second People's Republic of China reviews the "Penumbral Age" (1988-2093), when politicians, corporations, and scientists ignored the statistical significance of climate disaster. Carbon dioxide warming the planet, deadly summer heat and fires, and the collapse of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet lead to a second Black Death and "the Great Collapse" of the Western world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Forecasts
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oreskes, Naomi.
Collapse of Western civilization.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2013048899
(OCoLC)863195588
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Oreskes; Erik M Conway
ISBN: 9780231537957 0231537956
OCLC Number: 879946504
Description: 1 online resource (x, 89 pages) : map
Contents: Introduction --
The coming of the penumbral age --
The frenzy of fossil fuels --
Market failure --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway.
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In 2393, a historian of the Second People's Republic of China reviews the "Penumbral Age" (1988-2093), when politicians, corporations, and scientists ignored the statistical significance of climate disaster. Carbon dioxide warming the planet, deadly summer heat and fires, and the collapse of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet lead to a second Black Death and "the Great Collapse" of the Western world.

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A much-needed antidote to the "AGENDA 21" nonsense promulgated by Glenn Beck and the far right, Oreskes and Conway provide us with a glimpse of the dystopian future we may ACTUALLY face should we Read more...

 
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