Afterburn : society beyond fossil fuels

Heinberg, Richard, author

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  • Essential, visionary essays about our post-carbon future[Richard Heinberg] writes with incision, with passion, with rage, with compassion, and Afterburn captures in one single publication why he's such a shining light of insight in times of much darkness. The Party's Over changed my life. Perhaps Afterburn will change yours. --- Rob Hopkins, founder, the Transition movement and author, The Power of Just Doing Stuff This book will help fuel the future.---Randy Hayes, founder, Rainforest Action Network and director, Foundation EarthFrom climate change to resource wars to the collapse of consu


  • A collection of 15 essays written in the years 2011-2014 and previously published on the websites,, and, and in Orion magazine.
  • Issued as part of the Canadian Electronic Library. Canadian publishers collection.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • Front Cover; Praise; Title Page; Rights Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: Ten Years After; Chapter 2: The Gross Society; Chapter 3: Visualize Gasoline; Chapter 4: The Climate PR Puzzle; Chapter 5: The Purposely Confusing World of Energy Politics; Chapter 6: The Brief, Tragic Reign of Consumerism-and the Birth of a Happy Alternative; Chapter 7: Fingers in the Dike; Chapter 8: Your Post-Petroleum Future (a commencement address); Chapter 9: The Fight of the Century; Chapter 10: The Anthropocene: It's Not All About Us; Chapter 11: Conflict in the Era of Economic Decline
  • Chapter 12: All Roads Lead LocalChapter 13: Our Evanescent Culture-and the Awesome Duty of Librarians; Chapter 14: Our Cooperative Darwinian Moment; Chapter 15: Want to Change the World? Read This First; Notes; Index; About the Author; A Guide to Responsible Digital Reading; Books to Build a New Society
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