Plato's Revenge: Politics in the Age of Ecology by William Ophuls
English | August 19th, 2011 | ASIN: B005KS981Y, ISBN: 0262525283, 0262015900 | 271 pages | EPUB | 1.05 MB
In this provocative call for a new ecological politics, William Ophuls starts from a radical premise: "sustainability" is impossible. We are on an industrial Titanic, fueled by rapidly depleting stocks of fossil hydrocarbons. Making the deck chairs from recyclable materials and feeding the boilers with biofuels is futile. In the end, the ship is doomed by the laws of thermodynamics and by the implacable biological and geological limits that are already beginning to pinch.