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Main Title The collapse of Western civilization : a view from the future /
Author Oreskes, Naomi,
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Conway, Erik M.,
Publisher Columbia University Press,
Year Published 2014
OCLC Number 863195588
ISBN 9780231169547; 023116954X
Subjects Civilization, Western--Forecasting. ; Civilization, Western--21st century. ; Science and civilization. ; Progress--Forecasting. ; Twenty-first century--Forecasts. ; Pays occidentaux. ; Civilisations. ; Dšastres naturels. ; Combustibles fossiles. ; Changement climatique. ; Futur. ; Klimaänderung.--(DE-588)4164199-1 ; Prognose.--(DE-588)4047390-9 ; Untergang.--(DE-588)4135600-7 ; Zivilisation.--(DE-588)4067906-8 ; Framstegstanken. ; Framtidsstudier.
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EOAM  CB158.O64 2014 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 10/31/2016
Collation x, 89 pages : map ; 18 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-89).
Contents Notes
Introduction -- The coming of the penumbral age -- The frenzy of fossil fuels -- Market failure -- Epilogue. 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.