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Living in the Long Emergency: Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward

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Forget the speculation of pundits and media personalities. For anyone asking “Now what?” the answer is out there. You just have to know where to look.



In his 2005 book, The Long Emergency, James Howard Kunstler described the global predicaments that would pitch the USA into political and economic turmoil in the 21st century—the end of affordable oil, climate

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Expected publication: March 3rd 2020 by BenBella Books
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David Wineberg
Jan 18, 2020 rated it liked it
How will it end?

Living in the Long Emergency is a fat sandwich of a book. The top piece (of the sandwich) is the expected endtimes scenario collection (what with the author being James Howard Kunstler), in which civilization is well on its way out, mostly of its own doing. In this version, the focus is on the electrical grid, where it rightly should be. The middle (filling) is a collection of biographies of fans of James Kunstler’s blog. They all have their issues, from bad luck to incompetence,
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Alicia Bayer
Jan 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Wow, that was a long and twisting road. I started this book thinking that had more to do with climate change and a future that was drastically different because of those effects (acidifying oceans, increasing storms and droughts, failing crops, rising temperatures and sea levels, etc.). It is not, although those things are also touched on. It is about a hopeless future created by our rapidly disappearing fossil fuels (and Kunstler does a great job of explaining why alternative energy also needs ...more
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James Howard Kunstler (born 1948) is an American author, social critic, and blogger who is perhaps best known for his book The Geography of Nowhere, a history of suburbia and urban development in the United States. He is prominently featured in the peak oil documentary, The End of Suburbia, widely circulated on the internet. In his most recent non-fiction book, The Long Emergency (2005), he argues ...more