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The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2007

    Thought Provoking

    This book lays out scenarios of the future that I wish everyone considered. I think it is a widely accepted fact that there is a finite amount of oil on the Earth, and we should anticipate and prepare for a point where this supply fails to meet the demand. This book explores this issue of oil depletion, and tries to paint what a future without abundant oil might look like. Along the way you might pick up a few ideas about what you can do to prepare for such a future.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2013

    I don't understand why people still cling to Julian Simon as a r

    I don't understand why people still cling to Julian Simon as a refutation of limits. We live in a real and finite world. I was deeply affected by Kunstler's analysis of what will NOT be able to replace oil. I hear people talking blithely about hydrogen fuel cells. Used to feel like it might be a solution but no more.

    Several people have objected to this book  because it's pessimistic and dark. I would use the words "realistic" and "plausible." Just because we can't imagine the consequences of less to no oil doesn't mean that it can't happen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

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    A bleak outlook indeed. At 65 I may be blessed and miss the worst, but wonder about my children and grandchildren. Hope they hang on to our acreage when we are gone.

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    Posted November 13, 2010

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