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The collapse of western civilization : a view from the future / Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway.

Oreskes, Naomi (author.). Conway, Erik M., 1965- (author.).

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Summary:

In 2393, a historian of the Second People's Republic of China reviews the "Penumbral Age" (1988-2093), when politicians, corporations, and scientists ignored the statistical significance of climate disaster. Carbon dioxide warming the planet, deadly summer heat and fires, and the collapse of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet lead to a second Black Death and "the Great Collapse" of the Western world.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 363.73874 .O669c 2014 (Text) 37814002963321 NON-FICTION Book None 12/21/2016 Available -
Baker Richland Branch 363.73874 .O669c 2014 (Text) 37814002850742 NON-FICTION Book System_Only_3months 03/07/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780231169547
  • ISBN: 023116954X
  • Physical Description: x, 89 pages : maps ; 18 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [81]-89).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The coming of the penumbral age -- The frenzy of fossil fuels -- Market failure -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
In 2393, a historian of the Second People's Republic of China reviews the "Penumbral Age" (1988-2093), when politicians, corporations, and scientists ignored the statistical significance of climate disaster. Carbon dioxide warming the planet, deadly summer heat and fires, and the collapse of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet lead to a second Black Death and "the Great Collapse" of the Western world.
Subject: Civilization, Western > Forecasting.
Civilization, Western > 21st century
Science and civilization
Progress > Forecasting.
Twenty-first century > Forecasts

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