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

James Howard Kunstler.
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Atlantic Monthly Press
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841 Broadway, New York, NY 10003.
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The Party’s Over, and Kunstler’s The Long Emergency, are still my two favorite comprehensive introductions to the topic of Peak Oil. This book is a wake up call for America to snap out of our business-as-usual mode and realize that if we do not quickly change the energy base of our economy, and our way of doing business in general, then the same oil based economy that fueled America’s rise to its position as the greatest super power on the planet will also be our downfall. I personally believe that a more positive future than Kunstler predicts is within our grasp, but only if we wake up and rapidly implement a new “Plan B” similar to the way we used the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe and Japan after WWII. Highly recommended!