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The Resource The future is not what it used to be : climate change and energy scarcity, Jörg Friedrichs

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

Label
The future is not what it used to be : climate change and energy scarcity
Title
The future is not what it used to be
Title remainder
climate change and energy scarcity
Statement of responsibility
Jörg Friedrichs
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 most imminent choke points: climate change and energy scarcity. He offers a thorough and accessible account of these two challenges as well as the linkages between them. Friedrichs contends that industrial civilization cannot outlast our ability to burn fossil fuels and that the demise of industrial society would entail cataclysmic change, including population decreases. To understand the social and political implications, he examines historical cases of climate stress and energy scarcity: devastating droughts in the ancient Near East; the Little Ice Age in the medieval Far North; the Japanese struggle to prevent 'fuel starvation' from 1918 to 1945; the 'totalitarian retrenchment' of the North Korean governing class after the end of Soviet oil deliveries; and Cuba's socioeconomic adaptation to fuel scarcity in the 1990s. He draws important lessons about the likely effects of climate and energy disruptions on different kinds of societies. The warnings of climate scientists are met by denial and inaction, while energy experts offer little guidance on the effects of future scarcity. Friedrichs suggests that to confront our predicament we must affirm our core values and take action to transform our way of life. Whether we are private citizens or public officials, complacency is not an option: climate change and energy scarcity are emerging facts of life."--Publisher's description
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Friedrichs, Jörg
Dewey number
333.79
Index
index present
LC call number
QC903
LC item number
.F74 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QC903
NAL item number
.F74 2013
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Climatic changes
  • Global environmental change
  • Power resources
  • Energy policy
  • Environmental policy
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SCIENCE
  • Changement climatique
  • Ressources énergétiques
  • Demande énergétique
  • Civilisation industrielle
  • Politique énergétique
  • Aspects socio-économiques
  • Histoire
  • Futur
  • Climatic changes
  • Energy policy
  • Environmental policy
  • Global environmental change
  • Power resources
  • Klimatförändringar
  • Klimatpolitik
  • Energipolitik
  • Energikällor
Label
The future is not what it used to be : climate change and energy scarcity, Jörg Friedrichs
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
856021402
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262316620
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 22573/ctt88pxq7
  • 9732
  • 9780262316620
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856021402
Label
The future is not what it used to be : climate change and energy scarcity, Jörg Friedrichs
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
856021402
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262316620
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt88pxq7
  • 9732
  • 9780262316620
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856021402

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