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The collapse of Western civilization : a view from the future

Author: Naomi Oreskes; Erik M Conway
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 2393, a historian of the Second People's Republic of China reviews the "Penumbral Age" (1988-2093), when politicians, corporations, and scientists ignored the statistical significance of climate disaster. Carbon dioxide warming the planet, deadly summer heat and fires, and the collapse of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet lead to a second Black Death and "the Great Collapse" of the Western world.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Forecasts
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Oreskes; Erik M Conway
ISBN: 9780231169547 023116954X
OCLC Number: 863195588
Description: x, 89 pages : map ; 18 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The coming of the penumbral age --
The frenzy of fossil fuels --
Market failure --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway.

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In 2393, a historian of the Second People's Republic of China reviews the "Penumbral Age" (1988-2093), when politicians, corporations, and scientists ignored the statistical significance of climate disaster. Carbon dioxide warming the planet, deadly summer heat and fires, and the collapse of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet lead to a second Black Death and "the Great Collapse" of the Western world.

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A much-needed antidote to the "AGENDA 21" nonsense promulgated by Glenn Beck and the far right, Oreskes and Conway provide us with a glimpse of the dystopian future we may ACTUALLY face should we Read more...

 
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