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The Resource The future is not what it used to be : climate change and energy scarcity, Jörg Friedrichs

The future is not what it used to be : climate change and energy scarcity, Jörg Friedrichs

Label
The future is not what it used to be : climate change and energy scarcity
Title
The future is not what it used to be
Title remainder
climate change and energy scarcity
Statement of responsibility
Jörg Friedrichs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The future is not what it used to be because we can no longer rely on the comforting assumption that it will resemble the past. Past abundance of fuel, for example, does not imply unending abundance. Infinite growth on a finite planet is not possible. In this book, Jörg Friedrichs argues that industrial society itself is transitory, and he examines the prospects for our civilization's coming to terms with its two most imminent choke points: climate change and energy scarcity. He offers a thorough and accessible account of these two challenges as well as the linkages between them. Friedrichs contends that industrial civilization cannot outlast our ability to burn fossil fuels and that the demise of industrial society would entail cataclysmic change, including population decreases. To understand the social and political implications, he examines historical cases of climate stress and energy scarcity: devastating droughts in the ancient Near East; the Little Ice Age in the medieval Far North; the Japanese struggle to prevent 'fuel starvation' from 1918 to 1945; the 'totalitarian retrenchment' of the North Korean governing class after the end of Soviet oil deliveries; and Cuba's socioeconomic adaptation to fuel scarcity in the 1990s. He draws important lessons about the likely effects of climate and energy disruptions on different kinds of societies. The warnings of climate scientists are met by denial and inaction, while energy experts offer little guidance on the effects of future scarcity. Friedrichs suggests that to confront our predicament we must affirm our core values and take action to transform our way of life. Whether we are private citizens or public officials, complacency is not an option: climate change and energy scarcity are emerging facts of life."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Friedrichs, Jörg
Dewey number
333.79
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC903
LC item number
.F74 2013
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QC903
NAL item number
.F74 2013
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Global environmental change
  • Power resources
  • Energy policy
  • Environmental policy
  • Changement climatique
  • Ressources énergétiques
  • Demande énergétique
  • Civilisation industrielle
  • Politique énergétique
  • Aspects socio-économiques
  • Histoire
  • Futur
  • Climatic changes
  • Energy policy
  • Environmental policy
  • Global environmental change
  • Power resources
  • Klimatförändringar
  • Klimatpolitik
  • Energipolitik
  • Energikällor
Label
The future is not what it used to be : climate change and energy scarcity, Jörg Friedrichs
Link
http://mitpress-ebooks.mit.edu/product/future-what-used-to-be
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-216) 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
The transitory nature of industrial society -- Climate change and energy scarcity -- What the climate can change -- When energy runs short -- The struggle over knowledge -- The moral economy of inaction -- Where to go from here
Control code
ocn820678687
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780262019248
Lccn
2012045994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262019248
  • (OCoLC)820678687
Label
The future is not what it used to be : climate change and energy scarcity, Jörg Friedrichs
Link
http://mitpress-ebooks.mit.edu/product/future-what-used-to-be
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-216) 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
The transitory nature of industrial society -- Climate change and energy scarcity -- What the climate can change -- When energy runs short -- The struggle over knowledge -- The moral economy of inaction -- Where to go from here
Control code
ocn820678687
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780262019248
Lccn
2012045994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262019248
  • (OCoLC)820678687

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