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The Resource Energy without conscience : oil, climate change, and complicity, David McDermott Hughes

Energy without conscience : oil, climate change, and complicity, David McDermott Hughes

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Energy without conscience : oil, climate change, and complicity
Title
Energy without conscience
Title remainder
oil, climate change, and complicity
Statement of responsibility
David McDermott Hughes
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Language
eng
Summary
"[This book] investigates why climate change has yet to be seen as a moral issue. [The author] examines the forces that render the use of fossil fuels ordinary and therefore exempt from ethical evaluation. [The author] centers his analysis on Trinidad and Tobago, which is the world's oldest petro-state, having drilled the first continuously producing oil well in 1866. Marrying historical research with interviews with Trinidadian petroleum scientists, policymakers, technicians, and managers, he draws parallels between Trinidad's eighteenth- and nineteenth-century slave labor energy economy and its contemporary oil industry. [The author] shows how both forms of energy rely upon a complicity that absolves producers and consumers from acknowledging the immoral nature of each. [The author]...argues that like slavery, producing oil is a moral choice and that oil is at its most dangerous when it is accepted as an ordinary part of everyday life. Only by rejecting arguments that oil is economically, politically, and technologically necessary, and by acknowledging our complicity in an immoral system, can we stem the damage being done to the planet."--
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Hughes, David McDermott
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Energy industries
  • Energy industries
  • Slavery
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
Label
Energy without conscience : oil, climate change, and complicity, David McDermott Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-181) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Energy with conscience. Plantation slaves, the first fuel -- How oil missed its utopian moment -- Part II. Ordinary oil The myth of inevitability -- Lakeside, or the petro-pastoral sensibility -- Climate change and the victim slot -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn950688285
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 191 pages
Isbn
9780822362982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)950688285
Label
Energy without conscience : oil, climate change, and complicity, David McDermott Hughes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Energy with conscience. Plantation slaves, the first fuel -- How oil missed its utopian moment -- Part II. Ordinary oil The myth of inevitability -- Lakeside, or the petro-pastoral sensibility -- Climate change and the victim slot -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn950688285
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 191 pages
Isbn
9780822362982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)950688285

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