By Thom Hartmann
Revised and Updated: The fate of the world and what we can do before it's too late.
The title of this book refers to oil, and the fact we are running out of it. According to the hard-to-dispute evidence presented by the author, that will happen by 2040. Our civilization is heavily dependent not simply on oil, but on cheap oil, so we will feel the pinch long before the last oil well runs dry, as it becomes an ever scarcer and therefore more expensive resource.
But what makes this book such essential reading is not just the comprehensive commentary it gives on the peak oil issue, but also the fact it is one of the best books ever written on the history of human life on the planet. In the first half of the book the author goes right back to the start to show how we got into the predicament we are in now, and in the second half he explores solutions: namely, what we can learn from indigenous people who live simply and with respect for the Earth and all beings living on it. This book is a must-read! It contains information we all need to know, and it will forever change the way you see the world.
Paperback: 400 pages