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Peak everything
waking up to the century of decline in Earth's resources
VerfasserIn: Heinberg, Richard
Verfasserangabe: Richard Heinberg
Jahr: 2007
Verlag: Forest Row, Clairview
Mediengruppe: Buch
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In his latest, "Peak Oil" expert Heinberg (Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies) puts that theory in place alongside corresponding peaks in population, food production, climate stability and fresh water availability to paint a grim future of overlapping and accelerating global crises. For an introduction to Peak Oil, the idea that coming fossil fuel shortages will be sudden and drastic, readers should seek Heinberg's earlier works; this volume assumes familiarity and addresses the challenges a post-carbon world poses for a global community "as reliant on hydrocarbons as it is on water, sunlight, and soil." The worst-case scenario, "global economic meltdown" and a new round of resource wars, can only be avoided "by proactively reducing our reliance on oil, gas, and coal ahead of depletion and scarcity." This involves a vast, worldwide change to fossil fuel-free production that prizes handcrafted buildings and objects, durable and simple design, ease of reparability and material conservation. Although Heinberg attempts to inject some optimism, the intersection of peak oil and climate change-not to mention overpopulation, water scarcity, a clueless ruling class and a citizenry largely unaware of the problem's magnitude-is not a hopeful vantage point, and readers may not want to tackle this downer without other works on deck to provide plans for action.
VerfasserIn: Heinberg, Richard
VerfasserInnenangabe: Richard Heinberg
Jahr: 2007
Verlag: Forest Row, Clairview
Links: Einleitung
Systematik: GW.SR, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Sprache: Englisch
ISBN: 1-905570-13-9
2. ISBN: 978-1-905570-13-3
Beschreibung: IX, 213 S. : Ill, graph. Darst.
Sprache: eng
Originaltitel: Jenseits des Scheitelpunkts <engl.>
Fußnote: Includes bibliographical references and index. Dt. u.d.T.: Jenseits des Scheitelpunkts
Mediengruppe: Buch