Out of Gas

Out of Gas

The End of the Age of Oil

Book - 2004
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Our rate of oil discovery has reached its peak and will never be exceeded; rather, it is certain to decline - perhaps rapidly - forever forward. Meanwhile, in the 20th century we have developed lifestyles firmly rooted in the promise of an endless, cheap supply. inevitable fossil fuel shortage we face and our most urgent environmental policy decisions. He outlines the drastic effects a fossil fuel shortage will bring down on us and shows us that there is an important silver lining to the need to switch to other sources of energy, for when we have burned up all the available oil, the earth's climate will have moved toward a truly life-threatening state.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2004.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780393058574
Characteristics: 140 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.


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May 15, 2016

A brief but good overview. (123 pages of actual text.) Appropriate for bright high school students.
He's optimistic about nuclear power, which clearly troubled some readers at Goodreads.

Aug 16, 2012

J'ai trouvé ce livre excellent et je veux le relire! Explique bien l'origine du pétrole et comment sa combustion contribue à l'effet de serre. Suggère des voies pour l'avenir telles qu'encourager l'économie locale, développer les ressources vertes et recourir au nucléaire pour nous aider à faire cette importante transition.
L'auteur mentionne entre autre que nous ressentirons des perturbations économiques quand nous aurons atteint le pic de production et que le pétrole sera de plus en plus rare. Le livre fut écrit avant 2008 et selon certains experts nous aurions atteint le pic en 2008.
C'est un bon livre pour débuter votre recherche.

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