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Running Dry: Essays on Energy, Water, and Environmental Crisis - Pinpoints (Paperback)
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Running Dry: Essays on Energy, Water, and Environmental Crisis - Pinpoints (Paperback)

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Paperback 90 Pages / Published: 30/07/2015
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The world's water is under siege. A combination of corporate greed and the elite pursuit of political power is accelerating a broad range of environmental and political crises. Potentially catastrophic climate change, driven primarily by the unyielding consumption of oil and gas, threatens water in a variety of ways, including producing unprecedented patterns of heavy weather and superstorms in some places and droughts in others. Meanwhile, rapidly melting global ice is producing too much water - elevating sea levels - while overconsumption of fresh water supplies is leading to parched landscapes elsewhere. This increasing consumption of both energy and water is today creating a crisis.

In Running Dry, historian Toby Jones explores the various ways that modern society's unquenchable thirst for carbon-based energy is endangering water, particularly in the Western United States where there has been a rapid push to extract newfound energy resources alongside the accelerating loss or pollution of critical water resources. This concise book examines the history of the "energy-water nexus" the ways in which oil and gas extraction poison and dry up water resources, the role of corporate "science" in deflecting attention away from the emerging crises, and the ways in which the rush to capture more energy is also challenging America's democratic order.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813569963
Number of pages: 90
Weight: 150 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 7 mm


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"Toby Craig Jones's Running Dry: Essays on Energy, Water, and Environmental Crisis is a very small book about a very big topic ... And with little room to waste words, he doesn't mince them either - cutting through the fog of current 'terrorism' discussion to declare that 'America's wars in the Middle East have been directly linked to the terms and ways of thinking about energy, ' fixed in place since the 1973 oil embargo."--Los Angeles Review of Books

Read the full review here (http: //goo.gl/bsSSTG)--Los Angeles Review of Books

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