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Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Thomas Princen, Jack P. Manno, and Pamela L. Martin


Not so long ago, people North and South had little reason to believe that wealth from oil, gas, and coal brought anything but great prosperity. But the presumption of net benefits from fossil fuels is eroding as widening circles of people rich and poor experience the downside. A positive transition to a post-fossil fuel era cannot wait for global agreement, a swap-in of renewables, a miracle technology, a carbon market, or lifestyle change. This book shows that it is now possible to take the first step toward the post-fossil fuel era, by resisting the slow violence of extreme extraction and co ... More

Keywords: Fossil fuels, Energy Transition, Renewables, Slow Violence, Post Fossil Fuel World, Delegitimization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262028806
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Princen, editor
University of Michigan

Jack P. Manno, editor

Pamela L. Martin, editor

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Front Matter

Part 1 The Fossil Fuel Problem

1 The Problem

Thomas Princen, Jack P. Manno, and Pamela L. Martin

2 The Biophysical

Jack P. Manno and Stephen B. Balogh

3 The Cultural

Thomas Princen

4 The Ethical

Thomas Princen

Part 2 Keeping Them in the Ground

Introduction to Part 2

Thomas Princen, Jack P. Manno, and Pamela L. Martin

6 Appalachia Coal

Laura A. Bozzi

7 El Salvador Gold

Robin Broad and John Cavanagh

8 Slowing Uranium in Australia

James Goodman and Stuart Rosewarne

10 Heating Up and Cooling Down the Petrostate

Helge Ryggvik and Berit Kristoffersen

Part 3 The Politics of Delegitimization

12 Exit Strategies

Thomas Princen and Adele Santana

13 On the Way Down

Thomas Princen, Jack P. Manno, and Pamela L. Martin

End Matter