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Carbon Shift

Paperback $18.50

Apr 13, 2010 | 240 Pages

Ebook $13.99

Jun 22, 2011

  • Paperback $18.50

    Apr 13, 2010 | 240 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Jun 22, 2011

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"Homer-Dixon clearly sets the scene. He correctly argues that cheap oil has undermined our economic models, and business as usual is no longer an option."
–Andrew Nikiforuk, The Globe and Mail

"And that’s why the brief collection of essays in Carbon Shift really matters. Edited by Thomas HomerDixon, an intellectual straight shooter, the book offers six distinct point of views about Canada’s troublesome twins: climate change and peak oil and their central role in Canada’s discordant future."
–Andrew Nikiforuk, The Globe and Mail

"This book works because it’s a set of essays by six people from different backgrounds: two oil experts, two economists, and two from newspapers. Oil has a lot of angles (if a liquid can have angles), and it’s a relief to see someone making an attempt to bring this variety."
–Tom Spears, The Ottawa Citizen

From the Hardcover edition.

Table Of Contents

Foreword | Ronald Wright
Introduction | Thomas Homer-Dixon and Nick Garrison
Dangerous Abundance | David Keith
The Energy Issue: A More Urgent Problem than Climate Change? | J. David Hughes
Peak Oil and Market Feedbacks: Chicken Little versus Dr. Pangloss | Mark Jaccard
Demand Shift | Jeff Rubin
The Perfect Moment | William Marsden
Broken Hearts, Broken Policies: The Politics of Climate Change | Jeffrey Simpson
Conclusion | Thomas Homer-Dixon and Nick Garrison


From the Hardcover edition.

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Thomas Homer-Dixon addresses the twin problems of climate change and oil consumption in our near future in his new book, Carbon Shift.

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