• Power

  • Limits and Prospects for Human Survival
  • By: Richard Heinberg
  • Narrated by: David Skulski
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Weaving together findings from a wide range of disciplines, Power traces how four key elements developed to give humans extraordinary power: Tool making ability, language, social complexity, and the ability to harness energy sources - most significantly, fossil fuels. It asks whether we have, at this point, overpowered natural and social systems, and if we have, what we can do about it.

Has Homo sapiens - one species among millions - become powerful enough to threaten a mass extinction and disrupt the Earth's climate? Why have we developed so many ways of oppressing one another? Can we change our relationship with power to avert ecological catastrophe, reduce social inequality, and stave off collapse?

These questions - and their answers - will determine our fate.

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©2021 Richard Heinberg (P)2022 Richard Heinberg

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"Impeccably researched and masterfully written, this book explains how and why humanity is driving itself off the cliff." (Dahr Jamail, author, The End of Ice)

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