The party's over: oil, war and the fate of industrial societies

Front Cover
New Society Publishers, 2003 - Business & Economics - 275 pages
27 Reviews
The world is about to run out of cheap oil and change dramatically. Within the next few years, global production will peak. Thereafter, even if industrial societies begin to switch to alternative energy sources, they will have less net energy each year to do all the work essential to the survival of complex societies. We are entering a new era, as different from the industrial era as the latter was from medieval times. Richard Heinberg places this momentous transition in historical context, showing how industrialism arose from the harnessing of fossil fuels, how competition to control access to oil shaped the geopolitics of the 20th century, and how contention for dwindling energy resources in the 21st century will lead to resource wars in the Middle East, Central Asia, and South America. He describes the likely impacts of oil depletion, and all of the energy alternatives. Predicting chaos unless the US -- the world's foremost oil consumer -- is willing to join with other countries to implement a global program of resource conservation and sharing, he also recommends a 'managed collapse' that might make way for a slower-paced, low-energy, sustainable society in the future. More readable than other accounts of this issue, with fuller discussion of the context, social implications, and recommendations for personal, community, national, and global action, Heinberg's book is a riveting wake-up call for humankind as the oil era winds down, and a critical tool for understanding and influencing current US foreign policy.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
15
4 stars
4
3 stars
7
2 stars
1
1 star
0

Review: The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies

User Review  - BJ - Goodreads

The Party's Over is a cogent and enlightening wake-up call to responsible action regarding dwindling energy resources and how we use those resources. In a smooth-flowing narrative, author Heinberg ... Read full review

Review: The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies

User Review  - Lesley - Goodreads

Wow. The only negative thing I have to say about this book is that there is too much information to properly absorb! It really does a good job of explaining all the reasons that our current oil-based ... Read full review

Related books

Contents

Energy Nature and Society
9
The Rules of the Game
10
Eating and Being Eaten
14
Copyright

50 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

References from web pages

The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies ...
... The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies. The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies ...
www.richardheinberg.com/ endorsements/ thepartysover

The Party's Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies ...
The Party's Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ The_Party's_Over:_Oil,_War,_and_the_Fate_of_Industrial_Societies

The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies ...
FUELLING THE. FUTURE. The Party's Over: Oil, War and. the Fate of Industrial Societies. Richard Heinberg. Clairview, ...
ieeexplore.ieee.org/ iel5/ 2188/ 29169/ 01322866.pdf

The Truth Seeker - The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of ...
The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies. Review of the book by Richard Heinberg. 'If societies a century from now have managed to ...
www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/ article.asp?ID=813

The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies
Dedicated to providing readers with the news, views and analysis missing from today’s major print and broadcast media
www.onlinejournal.com/ Reviews/ 051403Ramares/ 051403ramares.html

Sentient Times Feb/Mar 2004
The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies Richard Heinberg Reviewed by Jim Hight. New Energy … New Jobs Michael Schellenberger ...
www.sentienttimes.com/ 04/ feb_mar_04/ party_over.htm

The Party's Over - Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies ...
Will we be the first species to use our claimed intelligence to reverse when we discover that we have taken a wrong turn in the road
www.culturechange.org/ Campbell_on_Heinberg.htm

A Synopsis of Richard Heinberg’s book: The Party’s Over:Oil,War ...
©2004 Post Carbon Institute,Oakland,CA. A Synopsis of Richard Heinberg’s. book:The Party’s Over:Oil,War. and the Fate of Industrial Societies ...
www.postcarbon.org/ files/ EndOfOilBooklet_0.pdf

Richard Heinberg | Global Public Media
Richard Heinberg is the author of five previous books including The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies (New Society, ...
globalpublicmedia.com/ people/ richard_heinberg

The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies ...
This book, The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies, makes for a great stocking stuffer and read. The reviews on amazon are pretty ...
nanothoughts.blogspot.com/ 2004/ 12/ partys-over-oil-war-and-fate-of.html