RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 57452547 LA English T1 The long emergency : surviving the converging catastrophes of the twenty-first century A1 Kunstler, James Howard., PB Atlantic Monthly Press PP New York YR 2005 SN 0871138883 9780871138880 AB What will happen when our current plagues of global warming, epidemic disease, and overpopulation collide to exacerbate the end of the oil age? The last two hundred years have seen the greatest explosion of progress and wealth in the history of mankind, much of it based on the exploitation of cheap, nonrenewable fossil-fuel energy. Our daily enjoyment of oil and gas has given us the energy equivalent of three hundred slaves per person in the industrialized nations. But life as we know it is about to change radically, and much sooner than we think. No combination of alternative energies will permit us to continue living the way we do, or even close to it. This book tells us just what to expect after the honeymoon of affordable energy is over, preparing us for economic, political, and social changes of an unimaginable scale.--From publisher description.