The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Cent (Google eBook)

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Grove Press, Dec 1, 2007 - Political Science - 336 pages
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A controversial hit that sparked debate among businessmen, environmentalists, and bloggers, The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler is an eye-opening look at the unprecedented challenges we face in the years ahead, as oil runs out and the global systems built on it are forced to change radically.
  

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User Review  - grandpahobo - LibraryThing

Excellent analysis. Well thought out. The premise and conclusions are depressing, but so is a earthquake or hurricane. Since you can't prevent them, you might as well be as ready as you can be. Read full review

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User Review  - pessoanongrata - LibraryThing

A bilious screed about the progression of our globalized economies based on fossil fuels. Laced with colorful speculative scenarios that may play out in the post-oil economic collapse; especially ... Read full review

Contents

SLEEPWALKING INTO THE FUTURE
MODERNITY AND THE FOSSIL FUELS DILEMMA
18
GEOPOLITICS AND THE GLOBAL OIL PEAK
57
BEYOND OIL WHY ALTERNATIVE FUELS WONT RESCUE US
96
NATURE BITES BACK CLIMATE CHANGE EPIDEMIC DISEASE WATER SCARCITY HABITAT DESTRUCTION AND THE DARK SIDE OF ...
143
RUNNING ON FUMES THE HALLUCINATED ECONOMY
181
LIVING IN THE LONG EMERGENCY
231
EPILOGUE
305
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James Howard Kunstler was born in New York City in 1948. He is the author of two non-fiction books, The Geography of Nowhere and Home From Nowhere, and nine novels including Maggie Darling, The Halloween Ball and An Embarrassment of Riches. He has been a regular contributor to the New York Times Sunday Magazine and Op-Ed page, where he has written on environmental and economic issues.

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