Party's Over

Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies

By Richard Heinberg

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Dealing with the imminent decline of cheap oil, this book shows how oil and war have been closely related in the 20th century. Tracing the crucial role of fossil fuels in the rise of industrialism, it discusses the degree to which energy alternatives can compensate for oil, and recommends a global programme of resource conservation and sharing.

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Clairview Books

Clairview Books is an independent publishing company with a focus on cutting-edge, challenging non-fiction books. Whether on current affairs, health, the arts, science or spirituality, their books question conventional thinking, dogmas and all forms of received wisdom. Their list features some big names, such as world leader Mikhail Gorbachev, literary giant Gore Vidal, modern artist Joseph Beuys, birthing guru Michel Odent, and many more.

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Without oil, what would you do? How would you travel? How would you eat? What would everyday life be like? The world is about to change dramatically and permanently as a result of oil depletion. Within the next few years, the global production of oil will peak. Thereafter, even with a switch to alternative energy sources, industrial societies will have less energy available to do all the things essential to their survival. We are entering a new era as different from the industrial one as the latter was from mediaeval times. "The Party's Over" deals head-on with the imminent decline of cheap oil. It shows how oil and war have been closely related for the past century, and how competition to control oil supplies is likely to lead to new resource wars in the Middle East, Central Asia, and South America.

Tracing the crucial role of fossil fuels in the rise of industrialism, Heinberg discusses the degree to which energy alternatives can compensate for oil, and recommends: a managed transition to a slower-paced, low-energy, sustainable society in the future; a global programme of resource conservation and sharing implemented by the US - the world's foremost oil consumer and the most mightily armed nation in world history - in concert with other countries; and realistic ways for families, communities, nations, and the world to prepare for the coming crisis. A riveting wake-up call that does for oil depletion, what Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" did for the issue of chemical pollution - i.e. raising to consciousness a previously ignored global problem of immense proportions - "The Party's Over" is essential reading for all those concerned with the future of modern life as we know it.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Clairview Books
Publication Date 7 Nov 2005
ISBN 9781905570003
Number of Pages 320

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'If societies a century from now have managed to learn how to live peacefully, modestly, and sustainably, it may be at least partly because the advice in this timely book was heeded.' - Thom Hartmann, author of The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight 'The Party's Over is the book we need to reorient ourselves for a realistic future.' - Chellis Glendinning, Ph.D., author of When Technology Wounds

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