Fossil capital: The rise of steam power and the roots of global warming

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"The more we debate about the catastrophic implications of climate change, the more fossil fuels we continue to burn. How did we get caught up in this mess? In this masterful new history, Malm claims that it all began in Britain with the rise of steam power. So why did manufacturers turn from traditional fuels, notably water, to steam? Overturning established theories of the transition and offering a radically new view of our warming world, this study shows how steam was adopted as a superior source of power. Two centuries later, the inheritors of that power continue to profit from "business as usual," as the world heads toward irreversible catastrophe. Malm examines the history of resistance to fossil fuels and surveys the obstacles to the transition to renewable energy so urgently needed today. Then as now, energy choices are determined in struggles over power"--
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subject_facetBUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
Business
Climatic changes -- History
Electronic books
Energy policy -- Environmental aspects -- History
Fossil fuels -- Economic aspects -- History
Global warming -- History
Industrial revolution -- Environmental aspects -- Great Britain
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title_displayFossil capital : the rise of steam-power and the roots of global warming
title_fullFossil capital : the rise of steam power and the roots of global warming [electronic resource] / Andreas Malm
Fossil capital : the rise of steam-power and the roots of global warming / Andreas Malm
Fossil capital [electronic resource] : The rise of steam power and the roots of global warming. Andreas Malm
title_shortFossil capital
title_subThe rise of steam power and the roots of global warming
topic_facetBUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
Business
Climatic changes
Economic aspects
Energy consumption
Energy policy
Environmental aspects
Fossil fuels
Global warming
History
Industrial revolution
Industries
Nonfiction
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
Politics
Science
Steam-engines