White, Courtney, 1960-

The age of consequences : a chronicle of concern and hope / Courtney White ; introduction by Wendell Berry. - x, 261 pages ; 24 cm

Part one: Concern. Late high fiesta -- Independence day -- The imperative -- The parade -- Terra madre -- Westward ho -- To complexity and beyond -- Dirt day -- Life is great -- A view from Europe -- Lucky us -- A New York interlude -- The windmill -- Chasing Irene -- Part two: Hope. The new ranch -- An invitation to join the radical center -- Hope on the range -- The working wilderness -- Thinking like a creek -- Conservation in the age of consequences -- Big things on small places -- No ordinary burger -- Redefining local -- The carbon ranch -- The fifth wave.

Our planet is approaching a critical environmental juncture. Across the globe we continue to deplete the five pools of carbon--soil, wood, coal, oil, and natural gas--at an unsustainable rate. We've burned up half the planet's known reserves of oil--one trillion barrels--in less than a century. When these sources of energy-rich carbon go into severe decline, as they surely will, society will follow. Former archaeologist and Sierra Club activist Courtney White calls this moment the Age of Consequences--a time when the worrying consequences of our environmental actions--or inaction--have begun to raise unavoidable and difficult questions. How should we respond? What are effective (and realistic) solutions? In exploring these questions, White draws on his formidable experience as an environmentalist and activist as well as his experience as a father to two children living through this vital moment in time. As a result, The Age of Consequences is a book of ideas and action, but it is also a chronicle of personal experience. Readers follow White as he travels the country--from Kansas to Los Angeles, New York City, Italy, France, Yellowstone, and New England.

1619024543 (hbk.) 9781619024540 (hbk.)

40024512540

2014023508

GBB4D7483 bnb

016964967 Uk


Climatic changes.
Conservation of natural resources.
Environmental degradation.
Sustainable agriculture.
Sustainable development.

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