Clearinghouse Bulletin, 4(3). Carrying Capacity Network.
Existe versión en castellano (El fin del petróleo), publicada en colección de bolsillo por Público en 2010.
Índice la edición española:
- Encendiendo el fuego
- El último petróleo fácil
- El futuro es brillante
- Energía es poder
- Demasiado calor
- Dad a la gente lo que quiere
- El gran petróleo se inquieta
- Y ahora, algo completamente distinto
- Menos es más
- Seguridad energética
- La mano invisible
- Manteniéndose en sus trece
- ¿Cómo llegamos hasta allí?
En camino a ninguna parte:
Hacia el cielo:
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.
A cadre of international experts contributed to this book to provide a truly global perspective on the dangers inherent in our over-consumption of oil, gas and coal. Without fossil fuels, mass-produced food and clothing, international travel, cars, and many more things become rare or impossible. The authors provide details of the problem for a variety of countries, including the US and China, as well as those in Europe and the developing world.
Existe una 2ª edición de 2008, editada por Sheila Newman.
El libro incluye 23 ensayos de diversos autores.
Subjects: 2005, agricultura pospetróleo, australia, bill McKillop, capacidad de carga, china, colin campbell, conflicto, consecuencias del peak oil, diagnóstico, Edward Goldsmith, eeuu, energía fósil, energía nuclear, energía solar, english, francia, geopolítica, guerra, iraq, límites de las energías renovables, Mark Jones, peak oil, Pluto Press, previsiones, Sheila Newman, termodinámica, transporte