James Howard Kunstler
|描述：||vii, 307 pages ; 24 cm|
|内容：||Sleepwalking into the future --
Modernity and the fossil fuels dilemma --
Geopolitics and the global oil peak --
Beyond oil: why alternative fuels won't rescue us --
Nature bites back: climate change, epidemic disease, water scarcity, habitat destruction, and the dark side of the industrial age --
Running on fumes: the hallucinated economy --
Living in the long emergency.
|責任：||James Howard Kunstler.|
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.
- Petroleum as fuel -- Social aspects -- United States.
- Fossil fuels -- Social aspects -- United States.
- Petroleum industry and trade -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Petroleum industry and trade -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
- Petroleum industry and trade -- United States -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
- Petroleum industry and trade -- United States -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
- Renewable energy sources -- Social aspects -- United States.
- Climate and civilization.
- Environmentalism -- Social aspects -- United States.