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The last two hundred years have seen the greatest explosion of progress and wealth in the history of mankind. But the age of oil, that fuelled this expansion, is coming rapidly to an end. The depletion of fossil fuels is about to change radically life as we know it, and do so much sooner than we think. In The Long Emergency, the distinguished commentator and analyst James Howard Kunstler explains what to expect after we pass the tipping point of peak oil production, and sets out to prepare us for economic, political, and social changes of an unimaginable scale. Riveting, authoritative and ultimately hopeful, The Long Emergency brings new urgency and accessibility to the critical issues that will shape our future, and that we can no longer afford to ignore. It looks set to change we way we think about the world, and our place in it.