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Energy without conscience : oil, climate change, and complicity

Author: David McDermott Hughes
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'In Energy without Conscience' David McDermott Hughes investigates why climate change has yet to be seen as a moral issue. He examines the forces that render the use of fossil fuels ordinary and therefore exempt from ethical evaluation. Hughes centers his analysis on Trinidad and Tobago, which is the world's oldest petro-state, having drilled the first continuously producing oil well in 1866. Marrying historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hughes, David McDermott.
Energy without conscience.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016035965
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David McDermott Hughes
ISBN: 9780822373360 082237336X
OCLC Number: 956775679
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 191 pages)
Contents: Plantation slaves, the first fuel --
How oil missed its utopian moment --
The myth of inevitability --
Lakeside, or the petro-pastoral sensibility --
Climate change and the victim slot.
Responsibility: David McDermott Hughes.
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David McDermott Hughes investigates why climate change is not yet a moral issue by examining the history of energy use in Trinidad and Tobago. Drawing parallels between Trinidad's history of slavery  Read more...

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