Post Carbon Reader : Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises
by Heinberg, Richard (EDT); Lerch, Daniel (EDT)







Forewordxiii
Asher Miller
Prefacexix
Daniel Lerch
Acknowledgmentsxxv
PART ONE FOUNDATION CONCEPTS
1 Beyond the Limits to Growth
3(10)
Richard Heinberg
2 What is Sustainability?
13(12)
Richard Heinberg
Box 2.1 Defining Social Sustainability
21(4)
Jesse Dillard
Veronica Dujon
Mary King
3 Thinking "Resilience"
25(18)
William E. Rees
PART TWO CLIMATE
4 A New World
43(10)
Bill McKibben
5 The International Response to Climate Change
53(10)
Richard Douthwaite
Box 5.1 Cap and Dividend in the United States
60(3)
Mike Sandler
6 The Ecological Deficit: Creating a New Political Framework
63(14)
David Orr
PART THREE WATER
7 Water: Adapting to a New Normal
77(20)
Sandra Postel
PART FOUR BIODIVERSITY
8 Peak Nature?
97(22)
Stephanie Mills
PART FIVE FOOD
9 Getting Fossil Fuels Off the Plate
119(9)
Michael Bomford
10 Tackling the Oldest Environmental Problem: Agriculture and Its Impact on Soil
128(12)
Wes Jackson
11 Growing Community Food Systems
140(13)
Erika Allen
PART SIX POPULATION
12 Population: The Multiplier of Everything Else
153(24)
William N. Ryerson
PART SEVEN CULTURE AND BEHAVIOR
13 Dangerously Addictive: Why We are Biologically Ill-Suited to the Riches of Modern America
177(7)
Peter C. Whybrow
14 Remapping Relationships: Humans in Nature
184(10)
Gloria Flora
15 The Human Nature of Unsustainability
194(13)
William E. Rees
PART EIGHT ENERGY
16 Making Sense of Peak Oil and Energy Uncertainty
207(4)
Daniel Lerch
17 Hydrocarbons in North America
211(18)
J. David Hughes
18 Nine Challenges of Alternative Energy
229(18)
David Fridley
19 Peak Oil and the Great Recession
247(12)
Tom Whipple
PART NINE ECONOMY
20 Ecological Economics
259(20)
Joshua Farley
21 Money and Energy
279(4)
Richard Douthwaite
22 The Competitiveness of Local Living Economies
283(12)
Michael H. Shuman
PART TEN CITIES, TOWNS, AND SUBURBS
23 The Death of Sprawl: Designing Urban Resilience for the Twenty-First-Century Resource and Climate Crises
295(19)
Warren Karlenzig
24 Smart Decline in Post-Carbon Cities: The Buffalo Commons Meets Buffalo, New York
314(8)
Deborah E. Popper
Frank J. Popper
25 Toward Zero-Carbon Buildings
322(13)
Hillary Brown
26 Local Government in a Time of Perk Oil and Climate Change
335(12)
John Kaufmann
PART ELEVEN TRANSPORTATION
27 Transportation in the Post-Carbon World
347(16)
Richard Gilbert
Anthony Perl
PART TWELVE WASTE
28 Climate Change, Peak Oil, and the End of Waste
363(22)
Bill Sheehan
Helen Spiegelman
PART THIRTEEN HEALTH
29 Human Health and Well-Being in an Era of Energy Scarcity and Climate Change
385(24)
Cindy L. Parker
Brian S. Schwartz
PART FOURTEEN EDUCATION
30 Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability
409(10)
Michael K. Stone
Zenobia Barlow
31 Community Colleges: A Vital Resource for Education in the Post-Carbon Era
419(10)
Nancy Lee Wood
PART FIFTEEN BUILDING RESILIENCE
32 Personal Preparation
429(13)
Chris Marteson
33 What Can Communities Do?
442(13)
Rob Hopkins
PART SIXTEEN CALL TO ACTION
34 What Now? The Path Forward Begins with One Step
455(4)
Asher Miller
Notes459(40)
Index499


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 century?and 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."






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