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The Resource Afterburn : society beyond fossil fuels, Richard Heinberg

Afterburn : society beyond fossil fuels, Richard Heinberg

Label
Afterburn : society beyond fossil fuels
Title
Afterburn
Title remainder
society beyond fossil fuels
Statement of responsibility
Richard Heinberg
Title variation
Society beyond fossil fuels
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Climate change, along with the depletion of oil, coal, and gas, dictate that we will inevitably move away from our profound societal reliance on fossil fuels; but just how big a transformation will this be? While many policy-makers assume that renewable energy sources will provide an easy "plug-and-play" solution, author Richard Heinberg suggests instead that we are in for a wild ride; a "civilization reboot" on a scale similar to the agricultural and industrial revolutions. Afterburn consists of fifteen essays exploring various aspects of the twenty-first century migration away from fossil fuels including: -Short-term political and economic factors that impede broad-scale, organized efforts to adapt -The origin of longer-term trends (such as consumerism), that have created a way of life that seems "normal" to most Americans, but is actually unprecedented, highly fragile, and unsustainable -Potential opportunities and sources of conflict that are likely to emerge From the inevitability and desirability of more locally organized economies to the urgent need to preserve our recent cultural achievements and the futility of pursuing economic growth above all, Afterburn offers cutting-edge perspectives and insights that challenge conventional thinking about our present, our future, and the choices in our hands. --Provided by publisher
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heinberg, Richard
Dewey number
304.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HM681
  • HM856
LC item number
  • .H44 2015
  • .H44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social change
  • Social ecology
  • Economic development
  • Economic development
  • Economic development
  • Economic development
  • Social change
  • Social ecology
Label
Afterburn : society beyond fossil fuels, Richard Heinberg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A collection of 15 essays written in the years 2011-2014 and previously published on the websites resilience.org, commondreams.org, and earthisland.org, and in Orion magazine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Ten Years After -- The Gross Society -- Visualize Gasoline -- The Climate PR Puzzle -- The Purposely Confusing World of Energy Politics -- The Brief, Tragic Reign of Consumerism - and the Birth of a Happy Alternative -- Fingers in the Dike -- Your Post-Petroleum Future (a commencement address) -- The Fight of the Century -- The Anthropocene: It's Not All About Us -- Conflict in the Era of Economic Decline -- All Roads Lead Local -- Our Evanescent Culture - and the Awesome Duty of Librarians -- Our Cooperative Darwinian Moment -- Want To Change the World? Read This First
Control code
890180034
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 205 pages
Isbn
9780865717886
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890180034
Label
Afterburn : society beyond fossil fuels, Richard Heinberg
Publication
Note
A collection of 15 essays written in the years 2011-2014 and previously published on the websites resilience.org, commondreams.org, and earthisland.org, and in Orion magazine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Ten Years After -- The Gross Society -- Visualize Gasoline -- The Climate PR Puzzle -- The Purposely Confusing World of Energy Politics -- The Brief, Tragic Reign of Consumerism - and the Birth of a Happy Alternative -- Fingers in the Dike -- Your Post-Petroleum Future (a commencement address) -- The Fight of the Century -- The Anthropocene: It's Not All About Us -- Conflict in the Era of Economic Decline -- All Roads Lead Local -- Our Evanescent Culture - and the Awesome Duty of Librarians -- Our Cooperative Darwinian Moment -- Want To Change the World? Read This First
Control code
890180034
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 205 pages
Isbn
9780865717886
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890180034

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