The Collapse of Western Civilization : A View from the Future

The Collapse of Western Civilization : A View from the Future

Description

The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and-finally-the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order. Writing from the Second People's Republic of China on the 300th anniversary of the Great Collapse, a senior scholar presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment-the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies-failed to act, and so brought about the collapse of Western civilization. In this haunting, provocative work of science-based fiction, Naomi Oreskes and Eric M. Conway imagine a world devastated by climate change. Dramatizing the science in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, the book reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called "carbon combustion complex" that have turned the practice of science into political fodder.
Based on sound scholarship and yet unafraid to speak boldly, this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature.

Similar Books

ISBN 10: 0241956188
ISBN 13: 9780241956182

16 Feb 2017
Naomi Klein

ISBN 10: 1608193942
ISBN 13: 9781608193943

26 Feb 2015
Naomi Oreskes

ISBN 10: 0872866696
ISBN 13: 9780872866690

06 Oct 2015
Roy Scranton

ISBN 10: 0312595379
ISBN 13: 9780312595371

30 Mar 2010
Paul Rogat Loeb

ISBN 10: 0143130447
ISBN 13: 9780143130444

20 Apr 2017
Paul Hawken

ISBN 10: 0385486804
ISBN 13: 9780385486804

16 Dec 2011
Jon Krakauer

ISBN 10: 1760640417
ISBN 13: 9781760640415

01 Feb 2018
Jeff Goodell

ISBN 10: 022652681X
ISBN 13: 9780226526812

08 Sep 2017
Amitav Ghosh

ISBN 10: 014043528X
ISBN 13: 9780140435283

01 Jun 1998
Charles Lyell

ISBN 10: 1472266501
ISBN 13: 9781472266507

16 Apr 2019
Bill McKibben

ISBN 10: 0141975393
ISBN 13: 9780141975399

17 Jul 2019
Richard Wilkinson

ISBN 10: 0141974869
ISBN 13: 9780141974866

01 May 2014
Bruce Hood