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Falter : has the human game begun to play itself out? / Bill McKibben.

McKibben, Bill, (author.).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out. Even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience. Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control. And then, drawing on McKibben's experience in building 350.org, the first truly global citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways out of the trap. We're at a bleak moment in human history--and we'll either confront that bleakness or watch the civilization our forebears built slip away. Falter is a powerful and sobering call to arms, to save not only our planet but also our humanity.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 304.2 MCK 2019 (Text) 33892100612614 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/14/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250178268
  • ISBN: 1250178266
  • Physical Description: 291 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-277) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
An opening note on hope -- The size of the board -- Leverage -- The name of the game -- An outside chance -- Epilogue : grounded.
Summary, etc.:
Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out. Even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience. Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control. And then, drawing on McKibben's experience in building 350.org, the first truly global citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways out of the trap. We're at a bleak moment in human history--and we'll either confront that bleakness or watch the civilization our forebears built slip away. Falter is a powerful and sobering call to arms, to save not only our planet but also our humanity.
Subject: Civilization, Modern > 21st century.
Nature > Effect of human beings on.
Technology and civilization.
Human ecology.
Climatic changes.

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