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Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption


Manufacturer: Pluto Press

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'Coal, gas and oil have been society's main fuels since the industrial revolution. And yet, of all the fossil fuels ever consumed, more than half were burned in the last 50 years. Most alarming of all, fossil fuel consumption has grown fastest in the last three decades, since scientists confirmed that it is the main cause of potentially devastating global warming. In Burning Up, Simon Pirani recounts the history of fossil fuels' relentless rise since the mid-twentieth century. Dispelling explanations foregrounding individual consumption and arguments that population growht is the main problem, Pirani shows how fossil fuels are consumed through technologica, social and economic systems, and that these systems must change.'

Simon Pirani. Pluto Press, 2018.

Product Code: 9780745335612

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