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Overpowered

The Fine Mess We've Gotten Ourselves Into

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In this chapter the author focuses primarily on power dilemmas that are less frequently discussed, but that may be even more important for us to understand, especially in the 21st century. These are problems that occur when sheer amounts of physical power overwhelm natural systems, and when concentrated vertical social power threatens individual and collective human well-being.

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Richard Heinberg

Richard Heinberg is the author of thirteen previous books, including The Party's Over, Powerdown, Peak Everything, and The End of Growth. He is Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world's most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. He lives in Santa Rosa, CA.