ROBERTS, PAUL (2004): The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World

ROBERTS, PAUL (2004): The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World

Existe versión en castellano (El fin del petróleo), publicada en colección de bolsillo por Público en 2010.

Índice la edición española:

    Primera parte:

  1. Encendiendo el fuego
  2. El último petróleo fácil
  3. El futuro es brillante
  4. Energía es poder
  5. Demasiado calor
  6. En camino a ninguna parte:

  7. Dad a la gente lo que quiere
  8. El gran petróleo se inquieta
  9. Y ahora, algo completamente distinto
  10. Menos es más
  11. Hacia el cielo:

  12. Seguridad energética
  13. La mano invisible
  14. Manteniéndose en sus trece
  15. ¿Cómo llegamos hasta allí?

Petroleum is now so deeply entrenched in our economy, our politics, and our personal expectations that even modest efforts to phase it out are fought tooth and nail by the most powerful forces in the world: companies and governments that depend on oil revenues; the developing nations that see oil as the only means to industrial success; and a Western middle class that refuses to modify its energy-dependent lifestyle. But within thirty years, by even conservative estimates, we will have burned our way through most of the oil that is easily accessible. And well before then, the side effects of an oil-based society — economic volatility, geopolitical conflict, and the climate-changing impact of hydrocarbon pollution — will render fossil fuels an all but unacceptable solution. How will we break our addiction to oil? And what will we use in its place to maintain a global economy and political system that are entirely reliant on cheap, readily available energy?
Brilliantly reported from around the globe, The End of Oil brings the world situation into fresh and dramatic focus for business and general readers alike. Roberts talks to both oil optimists and oil pessimists, delves deep into the economics and politics of oil, considers the promises and pitfalls of alternatives, and shows that, although the world energy system has begun its epoch-defining transition, disruption and violent dislocation are almost assured if we do not take a more proactive stance. With the topicality and readability of Fast Food Nation and the scope and trenchant analysis of Guns, Germs, and Steel, this is a vitally important book for the new century.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2004, 2010, adicción al petróleo, arabia saudí, conflicto, diagnóstico, economía, english, español, geopolítica, petróleo, política, seguridad energética
DARLEY, JULIAN (2004): High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis

DARLEY, JULIAN (2004): High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis

Prólogo de Richard Heinberg.

Blackouts, rising gas prices, changes to the Clean Air Act, proposals to open wilderness to gas drilling—all are tied to our increasing dependence on natural gas for electricity generation. High Noon For Natural Gas discusses why this dependence has the potential to cause serious environmental, political, and economic consequences in the near future


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2004, consecuencias del peak gas, energía, english, gas natural, peak gas
COOKE, RONALD R. (2004) Oil, Jihad and Destiny: Will declining oil production plunge our planet into a depression?

COOKE, RONALD R. (2004) Oil, Jihad and Destiny: Will declining oil production plunge our planet into a depression?

World oil is transitioning from a market driven by consumer demand to one limited by producer capacity. The approaching oil crisis will impact the economic and cultural health of every nation. This research report examines oil reserves and production as well as cultural challenges in the Middle East. It explores four alternative oil depletion scenarios and outlines a proposed course of action to enable a “soft landing.”


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2004, conflictos, depresión económica, diagnóstico, eeuu, english, guerra, imperialismo, peak oil, propuestas
RUPPERT, MICHAEL C. (2004): Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil

RUPPERT, MICHAEL C. (2004): Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil

Michael Ruppert makes a compelling case that peak oil is the beginning of the end for our industrial civilization and is driving the elites of American power to implement unthinkably draconian measures of repression, warfare, and population control. Though the fuse to Ruppert’s argument is peak oil, the dynamite is the assertion (and wealth of evidence) that the war in Iraq—and even the attacks of 9/11—have been orchestrated by the neocon power players in the US to maintain access to the one thing that ensures their continued political control and wealth—oil. Though overly detailed at times, this is a powerful book, and it will forever change your view of “how things really work.


Genero: Libros
Subjects: 11 de septiembre, 2004, colapso de la civilización, conspiración, diagnóstico, economía, eeuu, élites, english, guerra, irak, peak oil, represión
BARTLETT, ALBERT (2004): The Essential Exponential! For the Future of Our Planet

BARTLETT, ALBERT (2004): The Essential Exponential! For the Future of Our Planet

The book contains reprints of Prof. Bartlett’s papers on exponential arithmetic, energy, population and sustainability. Also included are related major articles by M. King Hubbert and L. David Roper.

Publisher: Center for Science, Mathematics & Computer Education, University of Nebraska.

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Genero: Libros
Subjects: 2004, albert bartlett, ciencia, crecimiento exponencial, diagnóstico, english, marion king hubbert, matemáticas, University of Nebraska