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The long emergency : surviving the converging catastrophes of the twenty-first century

Author: James Howard Kunstler
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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What will happen when our current plagues of global warming, epidemic disease, and overpopulation collide to exacerbate the end of the oil age? The last two hundred years have seen the greatest explosion of progress and wealth in the history of mankind, much of it based on the exploitation of cheap, nonrenewable fossil-fuel energy. Our daily enjoyment of oil and gas has given us the energy equivalent of three  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Howard Kunstler
ISBN: 0871138883 9780871138880 0802142494 9780802142498
OCLC Number: 57452547
Description: vii, 307 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Sleepwalking into the future --
Modernity and the fossil fuels dilemma --
Geopolitics and the global oil peak --
Beyond oil: why alternative fuels won't rescue us --
Nature bites back: climate change, epidemic disease, water scarcity, habitat destruction, and the dark side of the industrial age --
Running on fumes: the hallucinated economy --
Living in the long emergency.
Responsibility: James Howard Kunstler.

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