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The moral case for fossil fuels

Author: Alex Epstein
Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author believes that "we're taught to think only of the negatives of fossil fuels, their risks and side effects, but not their positives--their unique ability to provide cheap, reliable energy for a world of seven billion people. And the moral significance of cheap, reliable energy, Epstein argues, is woefully underrated. Energy is our ability to improve every single aspect of life, whether economic or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Epstein
ISBN: 9781591847441 1591847443
OCLC Number: 892514394
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The secret history of fossil fuels --
The energy challenge : cheap, plentiful, reliable energy ... for 7 billion people --
The greatest energy technology of all time --
The greenhouse effect and the fertilizer effect --
The energy effect and climate mastery --
Improving our environment --
Reducing risks and side effects --
Fossil fuels, sustainability, and the future --
Winning the future.
Responsibility: Alex Epstein.

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The author believes that "we're taught to think only of the negatives of fossil fuels, their risks and side effects, but not their positives--their unique ability to provide cheap, reliable energy for a world of seven billion people. And the moral significance of cheap, reliable energy, Epstein argues, is woefully underrated. Energy is our ability to improve every single aspect of life, whether economic or environmental"--Amazon.com.

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