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    Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy & Money in a Post Peak Oil World (Paperback) By (author) Michael C. Ruppert, Foreword by Colin Campbell

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    DescriptionThe book that inspired the movie COLLAPSE.The world is running short of energy-especially cheap, easy-to-find oil. Shortages, along with resulting price increases, threaten industrialized civilization, the global economy, and our entire way of life.In "Confronting Collapse," author Michael C. Ruppert, a former LAPD narcotics officer turned investigative journalist, details the intricate connections between money and energy, including the ways in which oil shortages and price spikes triggered the economic crash that began in September 2008. Given the 96 percent correlation between economic growth and greenhouse gas emissions and the unlikelihood of economic growth without a spike in energy use, Ruppert argues that we are not, in fact, on the verge of economic recovery, but on the verge of complete collapse.Ruppert's truth is not merely inconvenient. It is utterly devastating.But there is still hope. Ruppert outlines a 25-point plan of action, including the creation of a second strategic petroleum reserve for the use of state and local governments, the immediate implementation of a national Feed-in Tariff mandating that electric utilities pay 3 percent above market rates for all surplus electricity generated from renewable sources, a thorough assessment of soil conditions nationwide, and an emergency action plan for soil restoration and sustainable agriculture.


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    Title
    Confronting Collapse
    Subtitle
    The Crisis of Energy & Money in a Post Peak Oil World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael C. Ruppert, Foreword by Colin Campbell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 331 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781603582643
    ISBN 10: 1603582649
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27820
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: RNT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KCN
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    DC22: 338.27282
    BIC subject category V2: KCX
    DC22: 333.790973
    BISAC V2.8: POL024000
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    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000, TEC031030
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    BISAC V2.8: POL044000
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    LC classification: HD9502.U52 R85 2009
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    Illustrations note
    Black and White Illustrations, Maps
    Publisher
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Publication date
    08 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    White River Junction
    Review quote
    Mike Ruppert has an unblemished track record for saying things that are incendiary, outrageous, shocking-and true. Our new president needs desperately to hear the uncomfortable message of this book about energy and the economy, and so do the rest of us.--Richard Heinberg, PhD, author of "The Party's Over, Peak Everything, The Oil Depletion Protocol" and senior fellow, Post Carbon Institute