The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century

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Open Road + Grove/Atlantic, Dec 1, 2007 - Social Science - 336 pages
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A “frightening and important” look at our unsustainable future (Time Out Chicago).
 
A controversial hit that has sparked debate among business leaders, environmentalists, and others, The Long Emergency 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.
 
From the author of The Geography of Nowhere, it is a book that “should be read, digested, and acted upon by every conscientious U.S. politician and citizen” (Michael Shuman, author of Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age).
 

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Contents

SLEEPWALKING INTO THE FUTURE
1
MODERNITY AND THE FOSSIL FUELS DILEMMA
22
GEOPOLITICS AND THE GLOBAL OIL PEAK
61
WHY ALTERNATIVE FUELS
100
CLIMATE CHANGE EPIDEMIC
147
THE HALLUCINATED ECONOMY
185
LIVING IN THE LONG EMERGENCY
235
EPILOGUE
309
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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 eight previous novels including 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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