TITLE

The Risks of Dead Reckoning: A Postscript on Oil, Climate Change, and Political Time

AUTHOR(S)
Merrill, Karen R.
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Journal of American History;Jun2012, Vol. 99 Issue 1, p252
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the petroleum industry, climate change, and politics as of June 2012 and how contemporary historians can establish a foundation for studying such subjects. The author examines what she calls U.S. attachment to petroleum-based energy and the implications it has upon the environment, the responses to climate change by the U.S. government, and the identification of historical turning points in the petroleum industry, politics, and public opinion. She examines the work of climate-change activist Bill McKibben.
ACCESSION #
75699906

 

Related Articles

  • Enviro author sees public attitude change. Geiselman, Bruce // Waste News;5/14/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p15 

    Information on the topics discussed at the Ceres conference held in Boston, Massachusetts on April 25-26, 2007 is presented. Bill McKibben, an author and environmental activist, emphasizes that there is a significant shift in public opinion toward global warming. He mentions about the Gallup...

  • Global Resource Depletion. MAGDOFF, FRED // Monthly Review: An Independent Socialist Magazine;Jan2013, Vol. 64 Issue 8, p66 

    The article discusses links between capitalism and climate change, responding to the article "A New Paradigm for Climate Change" by Kevin Anderson and Alice Bows in the September 2012 issue of the journal "Nature Climate Change." It is said that Anderson and Bows believe that preventing climate...

  • Money versus climate change science.  // Farm & Dairy;3/6/2014, Vol. 100 Issue 24, p6 

    The article offers insight on the difference between money and climate change with emphasis on credibility, predictions and guesses.

  • The public needs to educate itself. Lawson, Richard L. // Coal Age;Nov97, Vol. 102 Issue 11, p39 

    Opinion. Presents the author's view on what the American public should know regarding the proposed United Nations' Global Climate Treaty. Effect of the treaty's approval on the economy of the United States.

  • Commentary: Living Within Our (Carbon) Budget. Beer, Mitchell // Association Meetings Exclusive Insight;7/27/2012, p2 

    The author discusses an article by Bill McKibben in the August 2, 2012 issue of "Rolling Stone" magazine which stated that 565 gigatons is the amount of greenhouse humanity can emit by 2050 and still avoid the risk of runaway climate change. He notes that the 565 gigatons figures helps...

  • Apocalypse: The Sequel.  // Wilson Quarterly;Winter90, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p131 

    Reviews the article "The End of Nature," by Bill McKibben published in "The New Yorker".

  • Bill McKibben on the End of Nature and the Reconstruction of American Environmentalism. Luccarelli, Mark // American Studies in Scandinavia;Fall2007, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p59 

    A literary criticism of the book "The End of Nature" by Bill McKibben is presented. It also comments on the reconstruction of American environmentalism. The author says that McKibben considers himself as part of the group of activists and intellectuals concerned with environmentalism. McKibben...

  • Taking on the Climate Crisis. van Gelder, Sarah // YES! Magazine;Winter2008, Issue 44, p53 

    The article presents an interview with Bill McKibben of Step It Up '07. When asked where the leverage points that can help raise issues like climate change in the election process, he replied that the greatest opportunity occur before the primaries. He reflects that the Republicans have done...

  • The Triumph (and Challenge) of Climate Math. Winston, Andrew // Harvard Business Review Digital Articles;11/13/2012, p2 

    The article discusses the fundamental arithmetic of climate change mitigation according to climate activist Bill McKibben, which include how much more carbon emissions the Earth can take, and the carbon intensity of the global economy, particularly the fossil fuel industry.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics