Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines

byRichard HeinbergForeword byJames Howard Kunstler

July 15, 2010|
Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines by Richard Heinberg
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The 20th century saw unprecedented growth in population, energy consumption and food production. As the population shifted from rural to urban, human impacts on the environment increased dramatically.

The 21st century ushered in an era of declines, including:
  • Oil, natural gas and coal extraction
  • Yearly grain harvests
  • Climate stability
  • Economic growth
  • Fresh water
  • Minerals and ores, such as copper and platinum
To adapt to this profoundly different world, we must begin now to make radical changes to our attitudes, behaviors and expectations.

Now in paperback and featuring a foreword by James Howard Kunstler, Peak Everything addresses many of the cultural, psychological and practical changes we will have to make as nature dictates our new limits. This landmark work from Richard Heinberg, author of three of the most important books on Peak Oil, touches on vital aspects of the human condition at this unique moment in time.

A combination of wry commentary and sober forecasting on subjects as diverse as farming and industrial design, this book describes how to make the transition from The Age of Excess to the Era of Modesty with grace and satisfaction, while preserving the best of our collective achievements. Peak Everything is a must-read for individuals, business leaders and policy makers serious about effecting real change.
Richard Heinberg is the author of nine books and is widely regarded as one of the world''s most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. With a wry, unflinching approach based on facts and realism, he exposes the tenuousness of our current way of life and offers a vision for a truly sustainable ...
Title:Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines
Product dimensions:240 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.48 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.48 in
Published:July 15, 2010
Publisher:New Society Publishers
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780865716452

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