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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The 20th century saw unprecedented growth in population, food production and energy consumption. As the population shifted from rural areas to urban cities, the human impact on the environment increased dramatically. This book addresses various cultural, psychological and practical changes we need to make as nature rapidly dictates our new limits.
 

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User Review  - BenDV - LibraryThing

Heinberg has written a very different sort of 'peak oil' book with Peak Everything. Rather than focusing on the technical issues- e.g. when certain events are likely to occur, economic and political ... Read full review

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I read the book based upon the author's interview on Chicago public radio. In many ways, he shares the same world view of James Kunstler (The Long Emergency). I liked 'A Letter From The Future ... 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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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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