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The Post Carbon Reader summary È eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ð In the 20th century cheap and abundant energy brought previously unimaginable advances in health wealth and technology and fed an explosion in population and consumption But this growth came at an incredible cost Climate change peak oil freshwater depletion speciMs resilience This unprecedented collection takes a hard nosed look at the interconnected threats of our global sustainability uandary as well as the most promising responses The Post Carbon Reader is a valuable resource for policymakers college classrooms and concerned citizens. A very comprehensive collection of papers from various authors on the many related subjects of sustainability

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In the 20th century cheap and abundant energy brought previously unimaginable advances in health wealth and technology and fed an explosion in population and consumption But this growth came at an incredible cost Climate change peak oil freshwater depletion species extinction an. I was underwhelmed by this book for a couple of reasons First and foremost I picked it up knowing that there was a chapter on population and I figured that I would be able to skim through there without needing to agree with an analysis that includes population control as a fundamental part of the analysis of the wide spread of authors in this anthology That was not the case however This was unfortunate as population control solutions are rooted in racist solutions and an incorrect analysis of who has caused the crises we face In addition many of the other underlying solutions proposed fail to name class enemies and what the roots of our problems are That being said some of the chapters do have a good racial justice analysis and propose awesome steps that can be taken especially in systems like waste transportation and healthcare which are not really top priorities for many folks working on transforming the energy system at the moment

summary Ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Richard Heinberg

The Post Carbon ReaderD a host of economic and social problems now challenge us as never before The Post Carbon Reader features articles by some of the world's most provocative thinkers on the key drivers shaping this new century from renewable energy and urban agriculture to social justice and syste. Having read The Uninhabitable World it felt as if something a little authoritative and measured might be in order The Post Carbon Reader is that Written 10 years ago with a sense of urgency about the scale of the problems we were already facing back then in the decade since we've done nothing and the problems depicted are yet evident Coronavirus anyoneWilliam E Rees' chapter The Human Nature of Unsustainability goes a long way to explaining why we are likely doomed and is a must read