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The Cultural: The Magic, the Vision, the Power

Thomas Princen

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Thomas Princen, in this chapter, argues that extraction of fossil fuels is far more than a utilitarian pursuit that motors industry. It is a way of life that impacts culture. Throughout the chapter, ... More


Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Thomas Princen, Jack P. Manno, and Pamela L. Martin (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

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 ... More


Falling Oil Prices and Sustainable Energy Transition: Towards a Multilateral Agreement on Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

Henok Birhanu Asmelash

in The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198802242
eISBN:
9780191840586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802242.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The growing recognition that fossil-fuel subsidies are economically inefficient and harmful for the environment has led to widespread calls for—and efforts to bring about- the phasing out of ... More


The Problem

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

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Ending the Fossil Fuel Era means beginning a delegitimization, or reconceptualization and revalorization of fossil fuels or, to be precise, humans’ relations with fossil fuels. The authors argue for ... More


On the Way Down: Fossil Fuel Politics in the Twenty-First Century

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

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The three author-editors, Princen, Manno and Martin summarize the major contributions of the book. First, they have taken inspiration from those on the ground who are trying to keep dangerous ... More


Energy

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter focuses on the analysis of energy resource balance and the ecological limits on energy resources with special reference to the oil crisis in both the global and the Indian context. It ... More


Prospects for Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power

Robert Pollin

in Greening the Global Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028233
eISBN:
9780262322867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028233.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter first shows the levels of CO2 emissions that are generated through burning oil, coal and natural gas respectively to produce energy. From these figures, we can then establish what level ... More


An industrious world

I. G. Simmons

in Global Environmental History: 10,000 BC to AD 2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621583
eISBN:
9780748670765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621583.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The technological ability to release the energy embedded in fossil fuels has transformed every aspect of the globe. The starting date is about 1750 and the initial fuel was coal but the addition of ... More


The Emerging Energy Landscape Economic and Strategic Implications

Gawdat Bahgat

in The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190877385
eISBN:
9780190943202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877385.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter explores the changing landscape of global energy and its economic and security implications for Persian Gulf state. Gawdat Bahgat puts the ‘shale revolution’ in North America into the ... More


Natural Disasters Promote Unity

Evan Hillebrand and Stacy Closson

in Energy, Economic Growth, and Geopolitical Futures: Eight Long-Range Scenarios

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028899
eISBN:
9780262328722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028899.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This eighth scenario is marked by low energy prices, weak growth, and global harmony. A series of catastrophic natural disasters bring disparate countries together in humanitarian relief efforts ... More


The Nature We Have Lost

Donald Worster

in Title Pages

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195092646
eISBN:
9780197560693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195092646.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

Nostalgia runs all through this society—fortunately, for it may be our only hope of salvation. My own version, which I probably share with a few million others, takes ... More


Intertemporal Ethics

Bryan G. Norton

in Toward Unity among Environmentalists

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195093971
eISBN:
9780197560723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195093971.003.0018
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

“What good is a world view, anyway?” we might well ask, if environmentalists are allowed to put them on and take them off like hats. This is serious ... More


Thinking Like a River

Donald Worster

in Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195092646
eISBN:
9780197560693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195092646.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

When we drive by a modern farm, we still expect to see green plants sprouting from the earth, bearing the promise of food or cooking oil or a cotton shirt. Pulling up ... More


The Wealth of Nature

Donald Worster

in Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195092646
eISBN:
9780197560693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195092646.003.0019
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

Whoever made the dollar bill green had a right instinct. There is a connection, profound and yet so easy to ignore, between the money in our pocket and the green ... More


How to Calculate Isotope Ratios

James C. G. Walker

in Numerical Adventures with Geochemical Cycles

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195045208
eISBN:
9780197560020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195045208.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

The calculation of isotope ratios requires special consideration because isotope ratios, unlike matter or energy, are not conserved. In this chapter I shall show how ... More


The Chemical Environment of Lakes

Andrew S. Cohen

in Paleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake Systems

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195133530
eISBN:
9780197561577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195133530.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

Understanding lake chemistry is critical for correctly interpreting the geochemical archives of lake deposits. Elemental and isotopic distributions in lakes are ... More


Why Simulate?

James C. G. Walker

in Title Pages

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195045208
eISBN:
9780197560020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195045208.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

Our world is a product of complex interactions among atmosphere, ocean, rocks, and life that Earth system science seeks to understand. Earth system science deals with ... More


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