Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines

Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines

by Richard Heinberg
     
 

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During the 20th century, our population grew dramatically and shifted from rural to urban, creating unprecedented energy consumption, food production, and dramatic environmental impacts. The 21st century ushered in a new era of declines in a number of crucial areas: Global oil, natural gas and coal extraction, Availability of fresh water, Yearly grain harvests,…  See more details below

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During the 20th century, our population grew dramatically and shifted from rural to urban, creating unprecedented energy consumption, food production, and dramatic environmental impacts. The 21st century ushered in a new era of declines in a number of crucial areas: Global oil, natural gas and coal extraction, Availability of fresh water, Yearly grain harvests, Economic growth, Extraction rates for minerals and ores, Climate stability.

Peak Everything addresses the personal, psychological, and cultural challenges we face as nature rapidly dictates our new limits. Richard Heinberg, author of three of the most important books on peak oil, offers a thought-provoking combination of wry commentary and sober forecasting on subjects as diverse as farming and industrial design. A must-read for individuals, business leaders, and policy makers who are serious about effecting real change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550924695
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Publication date:
10/12/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author


Richard Heinberg is widely acknowledged as one of the world's foremost Peak Oil educators. A journalist, editor, lecturer, and Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, he is the award-winning author of seven previous books including Peak Everything, The Party's Over, and Powerdown. Richard has appeared in many documentaries (including The 11th Hour) and national radio and television programs.

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