Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels

Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels

Richard Heinberg

Climate swap, in addition to the depletion of oil, coal, and gasoline, dictate that we are going to necessarily movement clear of our profound societal reliance on fossil fuels; yet simply how huge a change will this be? whereas many policy-makers imagine that renewable strength assets will offer a simple "plug-and-play" resolution, writer Richard Heinberg indicates as an alternative that we're in for a wild trip; a "civilization reboot" on a scale just like the rural and commercial revolutions.

Afterburn involves fifteen essays exploring a variety of points of the twenty-first century migration clear of fossil fuels including:

  • Short-term political and monetary elements that abate broad-scale, equipped efforts to evolve
  • The foundation of longer-term developments (such as consumerism), that experience created a lifestyle that turns out "normal" to such a lot american citizens, yet is absolutely unparalleled, hugely fragile, and unsustainable
  • Potential possibilities and assets of clash which are prone to emerge

From the inevitability and desirability of extra in the neighborhood geared up economies to the pressing have to look after our fresh cultural achievements and the futility of pursuing monetary progress in particular, Afterburn bargains state-of-the-art views and insights that problem traditional brooding about our current, our destiny, and the alternatives in our hands.

Richard Heinberg is a senior fellow of the submit Carbon Institute, the writer of 11 past books together with The Party's Over and The finish of Growth. he's extensively considered as one of many world's superior communicators of the pressing have to transition clear of fossil fuels.

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