The End Of Oil: On The Edge Of A Perilous New World
  • The End Of Oil: On The Edge Of A Perilous New World
  • The End Of Oil: On The Edge Of A Perilous New World
  • The End Of Oil: On The Edge Of A Perilous New World
ISBN: 0618562117
EAN13: 9780618562114
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 5, 2005
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.2" L x 5.4" W
Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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, Read More chevron_right

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