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Author Vollmann, William T., author
Title No good alternative / William T. Vollmann
Imprint New York, New York : Viking, [2018]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  QD181.C1 V648  v.2 2018    AVAILABLE    30600020123197
Descript xvi, 667 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Carbon ideologies ; volume II
Vollmann, William T. Carbon ideologies ; v. 2
Note "This book does not stand alone. For quantitative fundamentals on greenhouse emissions, fuel efficiencies and other matters, please see Volume 1, No Immediate Danger. Readers beginning with this volume should be advised that fuel efficiency is fundamental to Carbon Ideologies."--Page preceding page 1
"Maps and illustrations by the author."--Title page verso
"'I am here only for working' first appeared in Harper's in 2017."--Title page verso
Includes bibliographical references
What should be measured? -- About permissible limits -- COAL. Coal ideology. About coal ; About sulfur -- America's best friend (West Virginia and Kentucky, 2013-15) -- "Today or tomorrow it will have to come out" (Phulbari and Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2015) -- FRACKING AND NATURAL GAS. Fracking and natural gas ideology. About natural gas ; About methane ; About Fracking -- Among the most vigilant protectors of the environment (Greeley and Loveland, Colorado, 2015). About volatile organic compounds -- OIL. Oil ideology. About oil ; About internal combustion engines -- What was the work for? (continued) -- "The whole world depends on it here" (Mexico, 2014) -- "You will have beautiful lawns and green grass" (California, 2016) -- "It's all economic inn the end" (Oklahoma, 2016) -- "I am only here for the working" (United Arab Emirates, 2016) -- About batteries and fuel cells -- HAPPILY EVER AFTER, OR, THE MARRIAGE OF CARBON IDEOLOGIES -- AND SO, AND THEN
The second volume in a timely series about climate change and energy generation draws on first-person interviews to reveal the real-world reasons behind the continuance of environmentally harmful coal mining, fracking, and natural gas production
Subject Energy development -- Environmental aspects
Carbon -- Environmental aspects
Atmospheric carbon dioxide -- Environmental aspects
Coal mines and mining -- Environmental aspects
Atmospheric carbon dioxide -- Environmental aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst00820372
Carbon -- Environmental aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst00846778
Coal mines and mining -- Environmental aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst00865384
Energy development -- Environmental aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst00910043
Alt Title Carbon ideologies : no good alternative
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