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Peak Everything by Richard Heinberg
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Heinberg emphasizes the grim future of the global environmental crisis by examining peaks in population, food production, climate stability and fresh water availability. Building off his earlier works, Heinberg suggests any transition to a “post-carbon” future, will be “as reliant on hydrocarbons as it is on water, sunlight and soil.” (Publishers Weekly) Heinberg proposes that our transition to fossil fuel-free production focus on “handcrafted” buildings and objects, more durable design and conservation of resources.
Heinberg’s “wry” commentary and grim predictions create a path for the move from the “Age of Excess” to the “Era of Modesty,” while promoting collective goals and achievements. The book provides a good framework for individuals, business leaders and policymakers who want to push forward change.
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