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Energy without Conscience.

Author: David McDermott Hughes
Publisher: Durham NC Duke University Press 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'In Energy without Conscience' David McDermott Hughes investigates why climate change has yet to be seen as a moral issue. He examines the forces that render the use of fossil fuels ordinary and therefore exempt from ethical evaluation. Hughes centers his analysis on Trinidad and Tobago, which is the world's oldest petro-state, having drilled the first continuously producing oil well in 1866. Marrying historical  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David McDermott Hughes
ISBN: 9780822363064 0822363062 9780822373360 082237336X
OCLC Number: 1076652075
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Part I. Energy with Conscience 1. Plantation Slaves, the First Fuel 29 2. How Oil Missed Its Utopian Moment 41 Part II. Ordinary Oil 3. The Myth of Inevitability 65 4. Lakeside, or the Petro-pastoral Sensibility 95 5. Climate Change and the Victim Slot 120 Conclusion 141 Notes 153 References 165 Index 183

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David McDermott Hughes investigates why climate change is not yet a moral issue by examining the history of energy use in Trinidad and Tobago. Drawing parallels between Trinidad's history of slavery  Read more...

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