Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Decline in Earth's Resources

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CLAIRVIEW BOOKS, 2007 - Energy conservation - 213 pages
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Peak Everything addresses many of the cultural, psychological and practical changes we will need to make as nature rapidly dictates our new limits. This latest book from Richard Heinberg, author of three acclaimed books on the issue of oil depletion, touches on the most important aspects affecting humanity at this momentous time.A combination of wry commentary and sober forecasting on subjects as diverse as farming and industrial design, Peak Everything indicates how we might make the transition from the Age of Excess to the Era of Modesty with grace and satisfaction, while preserving the best of our collective achievements. A must-read for individuals, business leaders and policy makers who are serious about effecting real change
  

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Review: Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines

User Review  - Greg Gustafson - Goodreads

A sobering preview of the hard road ahead and the over-consumption that will have led us to that fate. The "letter from 2107" is fascinating. It could well be too late to change our lifestyles, or ... Read full review

Review: Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines

User Review  - Florin Pitea - Goodreads

A collection of essays on a set of interconnected crises - peak oil, overpopulation, climate change, food shortage, fresh water crisis. Recommended. Read full review

Contents

Tools with a Life of Their Own
31
Fifty Million Farmers
47
post Hydrocarbon Aesthetics
67
Five Axioms of Sustainability
85
Parrots and Peoples
97
Population Resources and Human Idealism
113
The Psychology of Peak Oil and Climate Change
127
Bridging Peak Oil and Climate Change Activism
141
Boomers Last Chance?
159
A Letter From the Future
173
Talking Ourselves to Extinction
185
Resources for Action
199
Notes
201
Index
207
About the Author
213
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About the author (2007)

Richard Heinberg is Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute. He is the author of several influential books on resource depletion including Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century Of Declines.

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