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Pat Murphy's Book, Plan C: Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil and Climate Change
Plan C: Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil and Climate Change
"Read it, send copies to your city council members, roll up your sleeves and join in. It's the only decent future we have."
– David Orr, author of Ecological Literacy and Earth in Mind

"An indispensable book from a wise, compassionate, and practical man."
– Richard Heinberg, author of The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies; Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute

"...a powerful and persuasive glimpse of the future."
– Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy; co-founder 350.org

"The world is at peak injustice, and that one point, and its ramifications, make Plan C essential reading."
– Albert Bates, author of The Post Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook

"In Plan C, Pat Murphy has not only shown us the life we should lead – he has shown us the life we must lead – if we are to survive on this planet."
– Adam Corson-Finnery, author of World Citizen: Action for Global Justice

Read the Preface Go to linked file
Read the Table of Contents Go to linked file

Read the Review on Energy Bulletin Go to linked file

Concerns over climate change and energy depletion are increasing exponentially. Mainstream solutions still assume a panacea that will cure our climate ills without requiring any serious modification to our way of life.

Plan C explores the risks inherent in trying to continue our energy-intensive lifestyle. Using dirtier fossil fuels (Plan A) or switching to renewable energy sources (Plan B) allows people to remain complacent in the face of potential global catastrophe. Dramatic lifestyle change is the only way to begin to create a sustainable, equitable world.

The converging crises of Peak Oil, Climate Change and increasing inequity are pre-sented in a clear, concise manner, as are the twin solutions of community (where cooperation replaces competition) and curtailment (deliberately reducing consumption of consumer goods). Plan C shows how each person's individual choices can dramatically reduce CO2 emissions. It offers specific strategies in the areas of food, transportation and housing.

Plan C is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in living a lower-energy, saner, and sustainable lifestyle.

By Pat Murphy

Plan C: Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil and Climate Change
Price: $19.95 + SH
2008; 304 pages, softcover

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