|aThe age of consequences :|ba chronicle of hope and concern /|cCourtney White ; introduction by Wendell Berry.
|aBerkeley, CA :|bCounterpoint Press,|cc2015.
|ax, 261 p. ;|c24 cm.
|aGo light -- Late high fiesta -- Independence day -- The imperative -- Terra madre -- Westward ho -- To complexity and beyond -- Dirt day -- Life is great -- A view from europe -- Lucky us -- A New York interlude -- The windmill -- Chasing irene -- The new ranch -- The working wilderness -- Across boundaries -- Thinking like a creek -- Conservation in the age of consequences -- Big things on small places -- Redefining local -- No ordinary burger -- Down under -- The fifth wave.
內容簡介top The Age of Consequences 簡介 Our planet is approaching a critical environmental juncture. Across the globe we continue to deplete the five pools of carbon ? soil, wood, coal, oil, and natural gas ? at an unsustainable rate. Wee burned up half the planet known reserves of oil ? one trillion barrels ? in less than a century. When these sources of energy-rich carbon go into severe decline, as they surely will, society will follow.Former archeologist and Sierra Club activist Courtney White calls this moment the Age of Consequences?a time when the worrying consequences of our environmental actions? or inaction ? have begun to raise unavoidable and difficult questions. How should we respond? What are effective (and realistic) solutions?In exploring these questions, White draws on his formidable experience as an environmentalist and activist as well as his experience as a father to two children living through this vital moment in time. As a result, The Age of Consequences is a book of ideas and action, but it is also a chronicle of personal experience. Readers follow White as he travels the country --- from Kansas to Los Angeles, New York City, Italy, France, Yellowstone, and New England.