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Title The age of consequences : a chronicle of concern and hope / Courtney White ; introduction by Wendell Berry.
Author White, Courtney, 1960-
Publication Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, [2015]
Description 1 online resource (x, 261 pages)
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Contents Part one: Concern. Late high fiesta -- Independence day -- The imperative -- The parade -- Terra madre -- Westward ho -- To complexity and beyond -- Dirt day -- Life is great -- A view from Europe -- Lucky us -- A New York interlude -- The windmill -- Chasing Irene -- Part two: Hope. The new ranch -- An invitation to join the radical center -- Hope on the range -- The working wilderness -- Thinking like a creek -- Conservation in the age of consequences -- Big things on small places -- No ordinary burger -- Redefining local -- The carbon ranch -- The fifth wave.
Summary Our planet is approaching a critical environmental juncture. Across the globe we continue to deplete the five pools of carbon--soil, wood, coal, oil, and natural gas--at an unsustainable rate. We've burned up half the planet's known reserves of oil--one trillion barrels--in less than a century. When these sources of energy-rich carbon go into severe decline, as they surely will, society will follow. Former archeologist and Sierra Club activist Courtney White calls this moment the Age of Consequences--a time when the worrying consequences of our environmental actions--or inaction--have begun to raise unavoidable and difficult questions. How should we respond? What are effective (and realistic) solutions? In exploring these questions, White draws on his formidable experience as an environmentalist and activist as well as his experience as a father to two children living through this vital moment in time. As a result, The Age of Consequences is a book of ideas and action, but it is also a chronicle of personal experience. Readers follow White as he travels the country--from Kansas to Los Angeles, New York City, Italy, France, Yellowstone, and New England.
Note Print version record.
Subject Sustainable development.
Sustainable agriculture.
Environmental degradation.
Climatic changes.
Conservation of natural resources.
Climatic changes. (OCoLC)fst00864229
Conservation of natural resources. (OCoLC)fst00875502
Environmental degradation. (OCoLC)fst00912877
Sustainable agriculture. (OCoLC)fst01139712
Sustainable development. (OCoLC)fst01139731
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: White, Joseph Courtney, 1960- Age of consequences 9781619024540 (DLC) 2014023508 (OCoLC)881665953
ISBN 9781619025004 electronic bk.
1619025000 electronic bk.

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