The Carbon Bubble: What Happens To Us When It Bursts by Jeff RubinThe Carbon Bubble: What Happens To Us When It Bursts by Jeff Rubin

The Carbon Bubble: What Happens To Us When It Bursts

byJeff Rubin

Hardcover | May 12, 2015

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For the first time at book length, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin addresses Canada's national economic future--and the financial security of all Canadians.
     Since 2006 and the election of the 1st Harper government, the vision of Canada's future as an energy superpower has driven the political agenda, as well as the fast-paced development of Alberta's oil sands and the push for more pipelines across the country to bring that bitumen to market. Anyone who objects is labeled a dreamer, or worse--an environmentalist: someone who puts the health of the planet ahead of the economic survival of their neighbours.
     In The Carbon Bubble, Jeff Rubin compellingly shows how Harper's economic vision for the country is dead wrong. Changes in energy markets in the US--where domestic production is booming while demand for oil is shrinking--are quickly turning Harper's dream into an economic nightmare. The same trade and investment ties to oil that pushed the Canadian dollar to record highs are now pulling it down, and the Toronto Stock Exchange, one of the most carbon-intensive stock indexes in the world--with over 25 percent market capitalization in oil and gas alone--will be increasingly exposed to the rest of the world's efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
     Rubin argues that there is a lifeline to a better future. The very climate change that will leave much of the country's carbon unburnable could at the same time make some of Canada's other resource assets more valuable: our water and our land. In tomorrow's economy, he argues, Canada won't be an energy superpower, but it has the makings of one of the world's great breadbaskets. And in the global climate that the world's carbon emissions are inexorably creating, food will soon be a lot more valuable than oil.
JEFF RUBIN is the author of Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, a #1 national bestseller and the winner of the National Business Book Award. His second book, The End of Growth, was also a #1 bestseller and made multiple best-book-of-the-year lists in 2012. Rubin was the Chief Economist at CIBC World Markets, where he wo...
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Title:The Carbon Bubble: What Happens To Us When It BurstsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.33 × 6.34 × 1.14 inPublished:May 12, 2015Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:034581469X

ISBN - 13:9780345814692

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Truly eye opening. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to understand more about fossil fuels and the economy of climate change
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended I recommend this book for anyone wanting to learn more about, or to begin to understand how CO2 impacts climate change, and what Canadians can expect for the future.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfully readable and captivating Wow so prophetic with all thats happening today in the world! a Must read!!
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! a prophetic book that is spot on! Highly recommended reading... quite profound.
Date published: 2015-11-10

Editorial Reviews

NATIONAL BESTSELLER “A carefully researched and well-documented polemic.” —Winnipeg Free Press“Rubin's argument is sleek and fluent. . . . Rubin is an engaging writer.” —Financial Post“An astute critique of big oil.” —Quill & Quire“Rubin is a lively writer. . . . [The Carbon Bubble] is exceedingly well timed.” —Edmonton Journal“[T]hought-provoking.” —The Daily Courier (Kelowna, BC)   “The Carbon Bubble is Jeff Rubin at his finest. Thought-provoking. Meticulously researched. Intelligent without pretension. I highly, highly recommend it!” —Michael Hlinka, Business Commentator, CBC Radio   “[A] feat of economics writer’s jiu-jitsu.” —Shawn McCarthy, The Globe and Mail   “Rubin’s argument is sleek and fluent. . . . Rubin is an engaging writer.” —Andrew Allentuck, Financial Post   “[E]xcellent.” —Apartment613