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Author Byron, Michael P., 1956-

Title Infinity's rainbow : the politics of energy, climate, and globalization / Michael P. Byron
Published New York : Algora Pub., [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (236 pages) : illustrations
Contents Conceptual foundations -- Crisis and cognition -- Systems theory and its implications -- The crises -- Peak oil and hydrocarbon resource depletion -- Global warming and climate change I : wind and weather -- Global warming and climate change II : oceans, waters and ices -- Famine, disease, and pestilence -- Political failure and economic collapse -- Propaganda, betrayal, and war -- Unholy union : church, corporation, and state -- The big picture -- Survival & rebirth -- Survival strategies -- A world reborn -- Problems and solutions
Summary Ready for a dramatic lifestyle change? If mankind continues to deplete Earth's bounteous resources at an accelerating pace, drastic changes are inevitable. Exploring the links between politics and economics, globalization, peak oil, global warming, and disastrous weather, the author shows how human values and human activity have set us on a course to calamity and calls for a profound change in how we exploit the earth s resources. Infinite as Earth's resources have always seemed to be, the author presents evidence showing that mankind is rapidly using up many of the most necessary resources,
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-232) and index
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Subject Energy policy -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Energy policy -- Political aspects -- United States.
Political ecology -- United States.
Sustainable development -- Political aspects -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006029669
ISBN 0875865097 (trade paper ; alk. paper)
0875865100 (hard cover ; alk. paper)
0875865119 (electronic bk.)
9780875865096 (trade paper ; alk. paper)
9780875865102 (hard cover ; alk. paper)
9780875865119 (electronic bk.)