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The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century

The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
By James Howard Kunstler

Title available in paperback?: Yes
Pages: 336


Description of book:

"The Chronicle article ( "A Social Critic Warns of Upheavals to Come") includes a brief interview with Mr. Kunstler, and includes this summary: "The Long Emergency make dire predictions about America's future in an age of energy shortages, water scarcity, and climate change. Such pressures will cause economic upheavals, leading Americans to reorganize society around community busineses and local agriculture."

He also appears to be interested in the role that American universities can do to help to contribute to the goal of sustainability. In the interview, Kunstler says, "I can see a situation where academia, or what remains of it, is principally engaged in a curatorial roal. It's a severe view. But anybody who thinks that higher education will continue to be a fiesta of frat parties, motoring around giant campuses, and consumer-oriented classwork is going to be very disappointed." I could see this kind of argument leading to some vivid discussions on campus next year. ."
-- Title nominated by Diane Persin, faculty, English

Reviews/Articles/Publisher Information with more about the title:

Kunstler, John Howard. "The Long Emergency" Rolling Stone Online. 24 March 2005. URL. Accessed 15 Dec 2006

Ehrenfeld, David. "The End is Nigh." American Scientist. 93.5. (Sep/Oct 2005) EbscoHost. URL. Login required off-campus

Last Reviewed: 03/2014