The Great Acceleration
An Environmental History of the Anthropocene since 1945

McNeill, J.R.; Engelke, Peter
Publisher:  Harvard University Press
Date Written:  04/04/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Pages:  288pp   Price:  $19.95   ISBN:  9780674545038
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19795

Since the mid-twentieth century, the accelerating pace of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and population growth has thrust the planet into a massive uncontrolled experiment. The Great Acceleration explains its causes and consequences, highlighting the role of energy systems, as well as trends in climate change, urbanization, and environmentalism.