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The Resource The collapse of western civilization : a view from the future, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

The collapse of western civilization : a view from the future, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

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The collapse of western civilization : a view from the future
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The collapse of western civilization
Title remainder
a view from the future
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Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway
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eng
Summary
The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognisable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and -- finally -- the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order. Writing from the Second People's Republic of China on the 300th anniversary of the Great Collapse, a senior scholar presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment -- the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies -- failed to act, and so brought about the collapse of Western civilisation. In this haunting, provocative work of science-based fiction, the authors imagine a world devastated by climate change. Dramatising the science in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, the book reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called carbon combustion complex that have turned the practice of science into political fodder. Based on sound scholarship and yet unafraid to speak boldly, this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature
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This work is an important title that will change how readers look at the world. Dramatizing climate change in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, this inventive, at times humorous work reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called "carbon industrial complex" that have turned the practice of sound science into political fodder. The authors conclude with a critique of the philosophical frameworks, most notably neo-liberalism, that do their part to hasten civilization's demise
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Oreskes, Naomi
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909.09821
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1965-
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Conway, Erik M.
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  • Progress
  • Progress
  • Civilisation, Western
  • Twenty-first century
  • Twenty-first century
  • Science and civilisation
  • Science and civilisation
  • Civilisation, Western
  • Civilisation, Western
  • Civilisation, Western
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adult
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a view from the future
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The collapse of western civilization : a view from the future, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway
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volume
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  • cartographic image
  • text
Contents
Introduction -- The coming of the penumbral age -- The frenzy of fossil fuels -- Market failure -- Epilogue
Control code
000052439314
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
x, 89 pages
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regular print reproduction
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9780231169547
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(paperback)
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Label
The collapse of western civilization : a view from the future, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Contents
Introduction -- The coming of the penumbral age -- The frenzy of fossil fuels -- Market failure -- Epilogue
Control code
000052439314
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
x, 89 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780231169547
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
maps

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