Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World

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New Society Publishers, Sep 1, 2004 - History - 288 pages
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A stark look at prospects for a truly sustainable culture as the industrial era winds down
  

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Must read! Powerdown is about how oil is going drastically down and all our other resources are as well. How we as Americans are living and what kind of society we are brewing. Very hard hitting and ... Read full review

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Richard Heinberg's 2004 book centers on the subject of "Peak Oil", when demand, fueled by population growth, rising development in third-world countries and resource depletion collide to bring about ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
THE END OF CHEAP ENERGY
15
Recent Confirmations of an Imminent Oil Peak
21
The Petroleum Plateau and Beyond
32
Surveying the Plateau
35
The Natural Gas Quandary
43
A Perilous Prosperity
49
LAST ONE STANDING THE WAY OF WAR AND COMPETITION
53
WAITING FOR THE MAGIC ELIXIR FALSE HOPES WISHFUL THINKING AND DENIAL
115
Unconventional Hydrocarbon Sources
117
High on Hydrogen
122
Why Even the Perfect Energy Source Will Not Sustain Growth Indefinitely
127
BUILDING LIFEBOATS THE PATH OF COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY AND PRESERVATION
137
How Civilizations Collapse
139
Who Will Survive?
148
Saving What Is Best
151

Can the Free Market Prevent Resource Wars?
56
The Case of Iraq
60
Just When We Need Brilliant Leadership
65
Types of Resource Wars
76
The Path of Least Resistance
79
POWERDOWN THE PATH OF SELFLIMITATION COOPERATION AND SHARING
85
Requirements for Powerdown
91
The Paradox of Scale
100
Useful Precedents
102
Assessing the Prospects
106
OUR CHOICE
161
The Choice of the Elites
165
The Choice of the Movement
170
The Choice of Us Folks
177
Looking Ahead
182
NOTES
185
INDEX
195
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
207
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About the author (2004)

Richard Heinberg is widely acknowledged as one of the world's foremost Peak Oil educators. A journalist, educator, editor, lecturer, and a Core Faculty member of New College of California where he teaches a program on "Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community, he is the author of six previous books including The Party's Over and Powerdown.

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