Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines
The 20th century saw incredible growth in population, resulting in increased energy, resource, water, and food consumption. Because of this rapid expansion the environmental impacts are troubling and vast, and today we are faced with a world where energy extraction, food production, fresh water, mineral availability, economic growth, and even climate stability are all called into question.
Peak Everything discusses how we can and must adapt to this new and different world, including making adjustments to attitudes, actions, and expectations in our selves, communities, and the greater culture.
Richard Heinberg, a journalist and senior fellow-in-residence at the Post Carbon Institute, has authored three of the most important books of our time on Peak Oil, illustrating how this precious commodity and it’s availability affects people’s lives and the world at large. In Peak Everything he exposes problems and forecasts changes – impending and required – in a spectrum of fields including agriculture, industrial design, and business as usual.
- Author: Richard Heinberg
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: New Society Publishers; Reprint edition (October 12, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0865716455
- ISBN-13: 978-0865716452
- Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces