Ending The Fossil Fuel Era by Thomas Princen

Ending The Fossil Fuel Era

EditorThomas Princen, Jack P. Manno, Pamela L. Martin

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Not so long ago, people North and South had little reason to believe that wealth from oil, gas, and coal brought anything but great prosperity. But the presumption of net benefits from fossil fuels is eroding as widening circles of people rich and poor experience the downside.

A positive transition to a post-fossil fuel era cannot wait for global agreement, a swap-in of renewables, a miracle technology, a carbon market, or lifestyle change. This book shows that it is now possible to take the first step toward the post-fossil fuel era, by resisting the slow violence of extreme extraction and combustion, exiting the industry, and imagining a good life after fossil fuels. It shows how an environmental politics of transition might occur, arguing for going to the source rather than managing byproducts, for delegitimizing fossil fuels rather than accommodating them, for engaging a politics of deliberately choosing a post-fossil fuel world.

Six case studies reveal how individuals, groups, communities, and an entire country have taken first steps out of the fossil fuel era, with experiments that range from leaving oil under the Amazon to ending mountaintop removal in Appalachia.

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Thomas Princen explores ecological and economic sustainability at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Treading Softly: Paths to Ecological Order and The Logic of Sufficiency (both published by the MIT Press). Jack P. Manno writes about sustainability, ecological economics, and indigenous values at SUNY College of Environm...
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Title:Ending The Fossil Fuel EraFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:May 15, 2015Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0262527332

ISBN - 13:9780262527330

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Princen, Manno, and Martin have done the nearly impossible job of acknowledging the reality of climate change while still leaving readers with hope. Rather than dismissing the resistance to new fossil fuel exploration popping up around the world, they provide frontline reports and analyses of the Keep It in the Ground movement that offer a way forward.