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Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2022-04-27
ISBN: 9781897408629
Format: Audiobook
Running Time: 13h 58m
Narrated By: David Skulski
BISAC: SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change

Power (Audiobook)

Limits and Prospects for Human Survival

by Richard Heinberg narrated by David Skulski

Impeccably researched and masterfully written, this book explains how and why humanity is driving itself off the cliff. — Dahr Jamail, author, The End of Ice

Weaving together findings from a wide range of disciplines, Power traces how four key elements developed to give humans extraordinary power: tool making ability, language, social complexity, and the ability to harness energy sources ― most significantly, fossil fuels. It asks whether we have, at this point, overpowered natural and social systems, and if we have, what we can do about it.

Has Homo sapiens — one species among millions — become powerful enough to threaten a mass extinction and disrupt the Earth's climate? Why have we developed so many ways of oppressing one another? Can we change our relationship with power to avert ecological catastrophe, reduce social inequality, and stave off collapse?

These questions — and their answers — will determine our fate.

About the Author

Richard Heinberg is the author of thirteen previous books, including The Party's Over, Powerdown, Peak Everything, and The End of Growth. He is Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world's most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. He lives in Santa Rosa, CA.


Audiobook Companion

Power audiobook companion PDF . Includes charts, graphs and notes from the book.


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