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Peak everything : waking up to the century of declines

Author: Richard Heinberg
Publisher: Gabriola, BC : New Society Publishers, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The 21st century ushered in a new era of declines in a number of crucial areas: global oil, natural gas and coal extraction; availability of fresh water; yearly grain harvests; economic growth; extraction rates for minerals and ores; and climate stability." "Peak Everything addresses the personal, psychological, and cultural challenges we face as nature rapidly dictates our new limits. Richard Heinberg offers a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Heinberg
ISBN: 9780865715981 086571598X
OCLC Number: 154704929
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Current Events) 2008
Description: ix, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: On technology, agriculture, and the arts. Tools with a life of their own ; Fifty million farmers ; (post- )Hydrocarbon aesthetics --
On nature's limits and the human condition. Five axioms of sustainability ; Parrots and peoples ; Population, resources, and human idealism --
The end of one era, the beginning of another. The psychology of peak oil and climate change ; Bridging peak oil and climate change activism ; Boomers' last chance? ; A letter from the future ; Talking ourselves to extinction.
Responsibility: Richard Heinberg.
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