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No Good Alternative (eBook)

Volume Two Of Carbon Ideologies

de William T. Vollmann 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: Penguin Publishing Group
Edição ou reimpressão: junho de 2018
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';The most honest book about climate change yet.' The Atlantic';TheInfinite Jestof climate books.' The BafflerAn eye-opening look at the consequences of coal mining and oil and natural gas productionthe second of a two volume work by award-winning author William T. Vollmann on the ideologies of energy production and the causes of climate changeThe second volume of William T. Vollmann's epic book about the factors and human actions that have led to global warming begins in the coal fields of West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky, where "e;America's best friend"e; is not merely a fuel, but a "e;heritage."e; Over the course of four years Vollmann finds hollowed out towns with coal-polluted streams and acidified drinking water; makes covert visits to mountaintop removal mines; and offers documented accounts of unpaid fines for federal health and safety violations and of miners who died because their bosses cut corners to make more money.To write about natural gas, Vollmann journeys to Greeley, Colorado, where he interviews anti-fracking activists, a city planner, and a homeowner with serious health issues from fracking. Turning to oil production, he speaks with, among others, the former CEO of Conoco and a vice president of the Bank of Oklahoma in charge of energy loans, and conducts furtive roadside interviews of guest workers performing oil-related contract labor in the United Arab Emirates.As with its predecessor, No Immediate Danger, this volume seeks to understand and listen, not to lay blame--except in a few corporate and political cases where outrage is clearly due. Vollmann is a carbon burner just like the rest of us; he describes and quantifies his own power use, then looks around him, trying to explain to the future why it was that we went against scientific consensus, continually increasing the demand for electric power and insisting that we had no good alternative.

No Good Alternative
Volume Two Of Carbon Ideologies
ISBN: 9780525558507 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: 06-2018 Editor: Penguin Publishing Group Idioma: Inglês Páginas: 688 Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Outros

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