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Book Review: The future is not what it used to be: climate change and energy scarcity

Lester, Sarah (2013) Book Review: The future is not what it used to be: climate change and energy scarcity. LSE Review of Books (20 Dec 2013). Website.

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"The Future Is Not What it Used to Be: Climate Change and Energy Scarcity." Jörg Friedrichs. MIT Press. September 2013. --- In this book, Jorg Friedrichs argues that industrial society itself is transitory, and he examines the prospects for our civilization’s coming to terms with its two most imminent choke points: climate change and energy scarcity. The author contends that industrial civilization cannot outlast our ability to burn fossil fuels and that the demise of industrial society would entail cataclysmic change, including population decreases. Sarah Lester writes that while this is a well-sourced book with a reasonable argument, readers might have to look elsewhere to get a a more nuanced view on the future of this debate.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2329 Industrialization
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2014 14:07
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:03

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