Ending The Fossil Fuel Era

May 15, 2015|
Ending The Fossil Fuel Era by Thomas Princen
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A provocative call for delegitimizing fossil fuels rather than accommodating them, accompanied by case studies from Ecuador to Appalachia and from Germany to Norway.

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.

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 Environment...
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Title:Ending The Fossil Fuel Era
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:392 pages, 9.06 X 6.06 X 0.76 in
Shipping dimensions:392 pages, 9.06 X 6.06 X 0.76 in
Published:May 15, 2015
Publisher:MIT Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780262527330

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