The Post Carbon Reader

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The Post Carbon Reader

Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises

By Richard Heinberg (Editor); Daniel Lerch (Editor)

Watershed Media, Paperback, 9780970950062, 523pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010

Description

This diverse collection by best-selling authors, renowned scientists, and experienced activists is an engaging and practical book that will be of interest to the lay reader as well as university students in both graduate and undergraduate courses.

The expert contributors to The Post Carbon Reader were asked to unflinchingly describe the deep and interconnected sustainability crises confronting humanity in the 21st centuryand then give readers concrete steps for addressing those crises.

This unprecedented collection of writings (34 essays, 4 previously published) is an honest, informed and engaging exploration of the most challenging issues of our time. It includes chapters by best-selling authors like climate activist Bill McKibben, renowned scholars like "ecological footprint" co-founder William Rees, and up-and-coming experts like urban food systems pioneer Erika Allen. Lead editor Richard Heinberg is the world's leading author of mass-market books on fossil fuel dependence and depletion. Heinberg says, "We've run out of time, natural resources and capital, so this is our only chance to get things right."



About the Author
Richard Heinberg is the author of books including Blackout and Peak Everything and a recipient of the M. King Hubbert Award for Excellence in Energy Education.

Daniel Lerch has been involved in urban planning and sustainability issues for over ten years. He manages the Post Carbon Cities program at the Post Carbon Institute, providing resources and assistance to local governments on peak oil and climate change. Daniel also co-founded The City Repair Project, a non-profit organization helping neighborhood residents to reclaim their public spaces.