Global Warming is a symptom which has had CO2 as its poster child. Cognizance of global warming is important as it rightfully earned the categorization, "An Inconvenient Truth". However, there are a number of "Other Inconvenient Truths" that comprise an "Inconvenient Triad", or super nexus. The super nexus consists of societal needs for economic and environmental sustainability, economic and population expansion, and simultaneous resources needs. These trends will begin to act collectively in a negatively synergistic manner to the detriment of human civilization if left unchecked. One consequence is skyrocketing resource costs which threaten the very fabric of societal functionality.
So what does this all mean? What is the answer? It is that resolving the super nexus needs to be the focus and not CO2. Resource security using renewables, not CO2 should be the focus. Resource security is pivotal for societal functionality. If society gets most of its resources from renewables, then CO2 emissions will drop. Transitioning to a renewable economy also means that many of our resources which heretofore are emitted into the environment as waste are now recovered which will attenuate emissions and pollution of the environment. Background, rationale, and supporting information are given in the book.
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This book is very well-written and its contents are thought provoking. It would make a good supplemental book to a college course on the environment.