The Post Carbon Reader

Peter Whybrow Richard Gilbert Daniel Lerch Richard Heinberg Anthony Perl Bill McKibben Bill Sheehan Brian Schwartz Chris Martenson Cindy Parker David Fridley David Hughes David Orr Erika Allen Gloria Flora Hillary Brown John Kaufmann Joshua Farley Michael Bomford Michael Shuman Richard Douthwaite Rob Hopkins Sandra Postel Stephanie Mills Tom Whipple Warren Karlenzig Wes Jackson William Rees William Ryerson Zenobia Barlow Asher Miller

October 2010

How do population, water, energy, food, and climate issues impact one another? What can we do to address one problem without making the others worse? The Post Carbon Reader features essays by some of the world’s most provocative thinkers on the key issues shaping our new century, from renewable energy and urban agriculture to social justice and community resilience.

This insightful, award-winning collection takes a hard-nosed look at the interconnected threats of our global sustainability quandary and presents some of the most promising responses. The Post Carbon Reader has proven to be a valuable resource for policymakers, college classrooms, and concerned citizens.

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Published by Watershed Media in collaboration with Post Carbon Institute. Distributed by Publishers Group West. Fall 2010. 544 pages. ISBN 978-0-9709500-6-2.

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