Not the Future We Ordered

Not the Future We Ordered

Peak Oil, Psychology, and the Myth of Progress

Book - 2013
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For well over half a century, since the first credible warnings of petroleum depletion were raised in the 1950s, contemporary industrial civilization has been caught in a remarkable paradox: a culture more focused on problem solving than any other has repeatedly failed to deal with, or even consider, the problem most likely to bring its own history to a full stop. The coming of peak oil-the peaking and irreversible decline of world petroleum production-poses an existential threat to societies in which every sector of the economy depends on petroleum-based transport, and no known energy source.
Publisher: London : Karnac Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781780490885
Branch Call Number: ANF 333.82311 GRE
Characteristics: v, 149 p. ; 20 cm

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Nov 27, 2016

A psychologist analyses the societal impact of peak oil. Some interesting insights, but the basic premise that peak oil represents the end of civilization as we know it due to ever increasing fuel costs is already outdated.

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