Publisher description for The post carbon reader : managing the 21st century's sustainability crises / Richard Heinberg and Daniel Lerch, editors.


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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, and 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 systems resilience. This unprecedented collection takes a hard-nosed look at the interconnected threats of our global sustainability quandary--as well as the most promising responses. The Post Carbon Reader is a valuable resource for policymakers, college classrooms, and concerned citizens.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Energy policy -- Environmental aspects.
Climatic changes -- Government policy.
Economic development -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable development.
Human ecology.
Environmental economics.
Environmental protection.
Environmental degradation.
Hubbert peak theory.
Environmental justice.
Energy development.
Renewable energy sources.