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Energy Glut

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World-wide, over a billion adults are overweight and 300 million are officially obese. The Energy Glut expertly tells the story of energy in society, and places 'fatness' next to climate change, as manifestations of the same fundamental planetary malaise. This exciting new book argues that the pulse of fossil fuel energy released from the ground after the discovery of oil not only started the process of catastrophic climate change, but also propelled the average human weight distribution upwards. The author presents a terrifying vision of humans besieged by a food industry that uses sophisticated marketing techniques to sell us mountains of energy-dense food whilst at the same time we are functionally paralyzed with fewer opportunities to move our bodies than ever before and that the accumulation of body fat is a political, not a personal, problem. This insightful new work offers and appraises for the reader a set of personal and political de-carbonising strategies, but to tread more lightly on our world we first need to make sense of the systemic processes, and The Energy Glut takes expert first steps in this direction. 

About the Author

Ian Roberts is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Fat people fat populations

We are what we eat but how much matters

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

Money makes the wheels go round

Reclaim our homes

Reclaim our streets

Cuba and the era of the bicycle

Contraction and convergence

A better world

Product Details

ISBN:
9781848135185
Author:
Roberts, Ian
Publisher:
Zed Books
Contribution by:
Edwards, Phil
Contribution:
Edwards, Phil
Author:
Edwards, Phil
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Disease & Health Issues
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Agriculture
Subject:
Food
Subject:
Agriculture & Food
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.00 in

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