The Post Carbon Reader - Table of Contents

Post Carbon Reader cover

Richard Heinberg and Daniel Lerch, Editors

Foreword, Asher Miller
Preface, Daniel Lerch

Part I. Foundation Concepts

1. Beyond the Limits to Growth, Richard Heinberg
2. What Is Sustainability?, Richard Heinberg
3. Thinking 'Resilience', William E. Rees

Part II. Climate

4. A New World, Bill McKibben
5. The International Response to Climate Change, Richard Douthwaite
6. The Upshot: What Is to Be Done?, David Orr

Part III. Water

7. Water: Adapting to a New Normal, Sandra Postel

Part IV. Biodiversity

8. Peak Nature?, Stephanie Mills

Part V. Food

9. Getting Fossil Fuels Off the Plate, Michael Bomford
10. Tackling the Oldest Environmental Problem: Agriculture and Its Impact on Soil, Wes Jackson
11. Growing Community Food Systems, Erika Allen

Part VI. Population

12. Population: The Multiplier of Everything Else, William N. Ryerson

Part VII. Culture and Behavior

13. Dangerously Addictive: Why We Are Biologically Ill-Suited to the Riches of Modern America, Peter C. Whybrow
14. Remapping Relationships: Humans in Nature, Gloria Flora
15. The Human Nature of Unsustainability, William E. Rees

Part VIII. Energy

16. Making Sense of Peak Oil and Energy Uncertainty, Daniel Lerch
17. Hydrocarbons in North America, J. David Hughes
18. Nine Challenges of Alternative Energy, David Fridley
19. Peak Oil and the Great Recession, Tom Whipple

Part IX. Economy

20. Ecological Economics, Joshua Farley
21. Money and Energy, Richard Douthwaite
22. The Competitiveness of Local Living Economies, Michael H. Shuman

Part X. Cities, Towns, and Suburbs

23. The Death of Sprawl: Designing Urban Resilience for the Twenty-First-Century Resource and Climate Crises, Warren Karlenzig
24. Smart Decline in Post-Carbon Cities: The Buffalo Commons Meets Buffalo, New York, Deborah E. Popper and Frank J. Popper
25. Toward Zero-Carbon Buildings, Hillary Brown
26. Local Government in a Time of Peak Oil and Climate Change, John Kaufmann

Part XI. Transportation

27. Transportation in the Post-Carbon World, Richard Gilbert and Anthony Perl

Part XII. Waste

28. Climate Change, Peak Oil, and the End of Waste, Bill Sheehan and Helen Spiegelman

Part XIII. Health

29. Human Health and Well-Being in an Era of Energy Scarcity and Climate Change, Cindy L. Parker and Brian S. Schwartz

Part XIV. Education

30. Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability, Michael K. Stone and Zenobia Barlow
31. Community Colleges: A Vital Resource for Education in the Post-Carbon Era, Nancy Lee Wood

Part XV. Building Resilience

32. Personal Preparation, Chris Martenson
33. What Can Communities Do?, Rob Hopkins

Part XVI. Call to Action

34. What Now? The Path Forward Begins with One Step, Asher Miller


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