The Post Carbon Reader: Track to The Future
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The Post Carbon Institute see their task as "leading the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world." And one of their current projects is the upcoming publication of a 540 page book, The Post Carbon Reader. Containing essays on renewable energy and urban agriculture to social justice and community resilience from a who's-who of provocative thinkers, the book is available for pre-ordering with a 20% discount. Or as a free, part download.The Post Carbon Reader's sub-title is: Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises. These crises are noted as "climate change, peak oil, freshwater depletion, species extinction, and a host of economic and social problems." they are are the downsides of century of cheap and abundant energy, which has also given us "unimaginable advances in health, wealth, and technology, and fed an explosion in population and consumption." To bring some balance to this feast and famine the Post Carbon Reader is pitched as, "a valuable resource for policymakers, college classrooms, and concerned citizens."
If you have already begun transitioning beyond paper books, then selected essays are on offer as PDF downloads, and many of the authors have also prepared video interviews.
And these authors, who are they? They are drawn from the Institute's Fellows, who include luminaries such as; Majora Carter, Richard Heinberg, Rob Hopkins, Wes Jackson, Bill McKibben, David Orr, Sandra Postel, and William Rees, to name but a few.
Should you also be wondering who the Post Carbon Institute itself, then you might already of aware of them because we previously alerted you to their publication, How Can Food and Farming Transition to a Post Carbon World?, as well as pointing you to their clever little video which details A Brief History of Fossil Fuels.
More. Much more at The Post Carbon Institute
See Also the Transition Movement, Peak Oil and Climate Change
• TED Talk: Transition Founder on Peak Oil, Resilience and Sustainability (Video)
• In Transition 1.0: Transition Towns Documentary Available Free (Video)
• Rob Hopkins of Transition Town Totnes and Transition Culture
• Caroline Lucas on Peak Oil, Transition Towns, and the Failure of Traditional Politics