The Long Emergency

The Long Emergency

Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-first Century

Paperback - 2005
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A controversial hit that sparked debate among businessmen, environmentalists, and bloggers, The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler is an eye-opening look at the unprecedented challenges we face in the years ahead, as oil runs out and the global systems built on it are forced to change radically.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2005
ISBN: 9780802142498
Characteristics: vii, 324 pages ;,23 cm.


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bellreads Nov 26, 2014

The world is NOT going to run out of oil any time soon, though we may run out of cheap oil. Alternate energy sources (solar, wind, tidal power…) although expensive, will be harnessed then. Meantime there's oil aplenty in the Middle East, in the U.S. oil shales and Canada's oil sands.

May 09, 2012

I found the book very useful in terms of the subject which is resource depletion. It set me on a mission to find out more about it. I generally liked the author's writing style. Overall, I found it to be quite a good book.

Nov 09, 2011

I was interested in this based on one of the author's novels. I rejected it when the the author went on a screed about Islam that was utterly and unbelievably puerile (somewhere in the first third of the book). As a naturalist, I am no defender of religion, but neither can I tolerate ignorance. Since, to that point in the book, the author had added nothing new to my knowledge of peak oil or anything else, I put it down.

This book is not worth reading.

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