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The future is not what it used to be : climate change and energy scarcity

Author: Jörg Friedrichs
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The future is not what it used to be because we can no longer rely on the comforting assumption that it will resemble the past. Past abundance of fuel, for example, does not imply unending abundance. Infinite growth on a finite planet is not possible. In this book, Jörg Friedrichs argues that industrial society itself is transitory, and he examines the prospects for our civilization's coming to terms with its two  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jörg Friedrichs
ISBN: 9780262019248 0262019248 9780262533652 0262533650
OCLC Number: 820678687
Awards: Winner of Honorable Mention, Rachel Carson Environment Book Award given by the Society of Environmental Journalists .
Description: 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The transitory nature of industrial society --
Climate change and energy scarcity --
What the climate can change --
When energy runs short --
The struggle over knowledge --
The moral economy of inaction --
Where to go from here.
Responsibility: Jörg Friedrichs.

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A hard look at the twin challenges of climate change and energy scarcity that examines historical precedents and allows no room for complacency.  Read more...

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