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The Resource After cooling : on Freon, global warming, and the terrible cost of comfort, Eric Dean Wilson

After cooling : on Freon, global warming, and the terrible cost of comfort, Eric Dean Wilson

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After cooling : on Freon, global warming, and the terrible cost of comfort
Title
After cooling
Title remainder
on Freon, global warming, and the terrible cost of comfort
Statement of responsibility
Eric Dean Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Interweaves the science and history of the powerful refrigerant (and dangerous greenhouse gas) Freon with a haunting meditation on how to live meaningfully and morally in a rapidly heating world. In After Cooling, Eric Dean Wilson braids together air-conditioning history, climate science, road trips, and philosophy to tell the story of the birth, life, and afterlife of Freon, the refrigerant that ripped a hole larger than the continental United States in the ozone layer. As he traces the refrigerant's life span from its invention in the 1920s--when it was hailed as a miracle of scientific progress--to efforts in the 1980s to ban the chemical (and the resulting political backlash), Wilson finds himself on a journey through the American heartland, trailing a man who buys up old tanks of Freon stockpiled in attics and basements to destroy what remains of the chemical before it can do further harm. Wilson is at heart an essayist, looking far and wide to tease out what particular forces in American culture--in capitalism, in systemic racism, in our values--combined to lead us into the Freon crisis and then out. It's a story that offers a rare glimpse of environmental hope, suggesting that maybe the vast and terrifying problem of global warming is not beyond our grasp to face."--
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Wilson, Eric Dean
Dewey number
  • 363.738/75
  • 363.738/4
Index
index present
LC call number
  • TD887.F67
  • TD887.C47
LC item number
  • W55 2021
  • W55 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chlorofluorocarbons
  • Fluorocarbons
  • Refrigerants
  • Air conditioning
  • Ozone layer depletion
  • Global warming
Label
After cooling : on Freon, global warming, and the terrible cost of comfort, Eric Dean Wilson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-451) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: this business of destruction -- Before freon: on the trouble with personal comfort -- The business of destruction (tropopause) -- The age of freon: on the continuous uncertainty of safety -- The business of destruction (stratopause) -- After freon: on the myth of the closed system -- The business of destruction (mesopause) -- Postlude: what we're after
Control code
on1257968213
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 465 pages
Isbn
9781982111298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1257968213
Label
After cooling : on Freon, global warming, and the terrible cost of comfort, Eric Dean Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-451) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: this business of destruction -- Before freon: on the trouble with personal comfort -- The business of destruction (tropopause) -- The age of freon: on the continuous uncertainty of safety -- The business of destruction (stratopause) -- After freon: on the myth of the closed system -- The business of destruction (mesopause) -- Postlude: what we're after
Control code
on1257968213
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 465 pages
Isbn
9781982111298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1257968213

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