"The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies"
A review of Richard Heinberg's book, "The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies".
# 97741 | 1,367 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Aug 31, 2007 in Environmental Studies (Environmental Problems) , Environmental Studies (General) , English (Analysis) , Environmental Studies (Management) , Environmental Studies (Economics and Policy)
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This papers introduces, discusses and analyzes the book "The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies" by Richard Heinberg. According to the paper, author Richard Heinberg explores the world's dependence on fossil fuels in this book, and comes to the conclusion that the "Party's Over" when it comes to society's long-term dependence on non-renewable forms of energy. The paper reports that sooner or later, we will run out, and when we do, it will alter society forever. The paper is written from a personal perspective.
From the Paper:"I feel the current political policies, for the most part, are critically flawed and need to be radically reformed. In fact, I think many politicians have their heads in the sand over this issue, and need their attitudes totally readjusted. I just read an article online that the Nevada Legislature wants to rescind a law giving "green" builders tax breaks, because it could cost the state too much money (Bellisle). This seems extremely short sighted and backward to me. It is a time when we should be encouraging the use of alternative power and building methods, rather than rescinding tax incentives. That is just one reason I feel the current political policies are fatally flawed and unrealistic. It seems as if the politicians refuse to do anything until the problem is staring them in the face, and by then it will be too late. As the author notes, "In hindsight, the reasons for abandoning the path of conservation seem tragically wrongheaded" (Heinberg 80). I think we need to make it "cool" again to conserve and be aware, and begin a strong educational campaign to teach children in school and their parents, how important it is to conserve energy and change our basic energy usage patterns."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bellisle, Martha. "Gibbons Threatens to Veto 'green tax break' Suspension." RenoGazetteJournal.com. 4 May 2007. 4 May 2007.
- Heinberg, Richard. The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies. Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers, 2003.
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