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Power in the Anthropocene

The Wonderful World of Fossil Fuels


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This chapter details forms of fossil fuel power such as coal, oil, and gas. Heinberg suggests that through the development and exercise of these fossil fuel powers, we have changed not only the nature of human existence, but also the way our planet functions.



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.