Ending the Fossil Fuel Era (MIT Press) by Thomas Princen,Jack P. Manno,Pamela L. Martin

By Thomas Princen,Jack P. Manno,Pamela L. Martin

Not goodbye in the past, humans North and South had little cause to think that wealth from oil, fuel, and coal introduced whatever yet nice prosperity. however the presumption of web merits from fossil fuels is eroding as widening circles of individuals wealthy and negative adventure the downside.A optimistic transition to a post-fossil gasoline period can't look ahead to worldwide contract, a swap-in of renewables, a miracle know-how, a carbon marketplace, or way of life switch. This e-book indicates that it's now attainable to take step one towards the post-fossil gasoline period, via resisting the gradual violence of maximum extraction and combustion, exiting the undefined, and imagining an outstanding existence after fossil fuels. It indicates how an environmental politics of transition may well happen, arguing for going to the resource instead of coping with byproducts, for delegitimizing fossil fuels instead of accommodating them, for enticing a politics of intentionally picking out a post-fossil gas global. Six case reports display how contributors, teams, groups, and a complete state have taken first steps out of the fossil gas period, with experiments that variety from leaving oil lower than the Amazon to finishing mountaintop removing in Appalachia.

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