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Afterburn : society beyond fossil fuels

Author: Richard Heinberg
Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Climate change, along with the depletion of oil, coal, and gas, dictate that we will inevitably move away from our profound societal reliance on fossil fuels; but just how big a transformation will this be? While many policy-makers assume that renewable energy sources will provide an easy "plug-and-play" solution, author Richard Heinberg suggests instead that we are in for a wild ride; a "civilization reboot" on a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Heinberg, Richard.
Afterburn.:
Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, [2015] ©2015
(CaOONL)20149068166
(OCoLC)890180034
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Heinberg
ISBN: 9781550925845 1550925849 0865717885 9780865717886
OCLC Number: 896786979
Notes: A collection of 15 essays written in the years 2011-2014 and previously published on the websites resilience.org, commondreams.org, and earthisland.org, and in Orion magazine.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front Cover --
Praise --
Title Page --
Rights Page --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Chapter 1: Ten Years After --
Chapter 2: The Gross Society --
Chapter 3: Visualize Gasoline --
Chapter 4: The Climate PR Puzzle --
Chapter 5: The Purposely Confusing World of Energy Politics --
Chapter 6: The Brief, Tragic Reign of Consumerism-and the Birth of a Happy Alternative --
Chapter 7: Fingers in the Dike --
Chapter 8: Your Post-Petroleum Future (a commencement address) --
Chapter 9: The Fight of the Century --
Chapter 10: The Anthropocene: It's Not All About Us --
Chapter 11: Conflict in the Era of Economic Decline --
Chapter 12: All Roads Lead Local --
Chapter 13: Our Evanescent Culture-and the Awesome Duty of Librarians --
Chapter 14: Our Cooperative Darwinian Moment --
Chapter 15: Want to Change the World? Read This First --
Notes --
Index --
About the Author --
A Guide to Responsible Digital Reading --
Books to Build a New Society --
Back Cover.
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