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Author LinkGilding, Paul,1959-
Title LinkThe great disruption : why the climate crisis will bring on the end of shopping and the birth of a new world / Paul Gilding.
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Imprint New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2011.
Description 292 p. ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-280) and index.
Contents Contents: An economic and social hurricane -- The scream : we are their children’s children -- A very big problem -- Beyond the limits : the great disruption -- Addicted to growth -- Global foreshock : the year that growth stopped -- The road ahead : our planetary sat nav -- Are we finished? -- When the dam of denial breaks -- The one-degree war -- How an Austrian economist could save the world -- Creative destruction on steroids : out with the old, in with the new -- Shifting sands : from Middle Eastern oil to Chinese sun -- The elephant in the room : growth doesn’t work -- The happiness economy -- Yes, there is life after shopping -- No, the poor will not always be with us -- Ineffective inequality -- The future is here, it’s just not widely distributed yet -- Guess who’s in charge?
Summary According to the author, the Great Disruption started in 2008, with spiking food and oil prices and dramatic ecological changes, such as the melting ice caps. It is not simply about fossil fuels and carbon footprints. The author claims we have come to the end of Economic Growth, Version 1.0, a world economy based on consumption and waste, where we lived beyond the means of our planet’s ecosystems and resources. He sees the predicted crisis as a rare chance to replace our addiction to growth with an ethic of sustainability in which we will measure "growth" not by quantity of stuff but by quality and happiness of life.
Subject LinkSocial ecology.
LinkEconomic development -- Environmental aspects.
LinkEconomic development -- Social aspects.
LinkSocial change.
LinkClimatic changes -- Economic aspects.
LinkGlobal environmental change -- Economic aspects.
LinkGlobal warming -- Economic aspects.

System Number 000663434
ISBN Link9781608192236 (alk. paper)
Link1608192237 (alk. paper)

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