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THE CONUNDRUM How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse

by | Read by Patrick Lawlor

Contemporary Culture • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

Patrick Lawlor’s gruff tones and energetic pace prove to be a perfect match for an author who is a curmudgeonly comedic contrarian. Owen argues that our efforts to live in a more eco-friendly and efficient manner work at cross-purposes to the true goal of living sustainably. If traveling were comfortable and inexpensive, then we would likely travel more. He argues that, unlike the Toyota Prius, a “green” car would probably have no heater or radio, unpadded seats, a top speed of 25 mph, and lousy gas mileage, all of which would make us drive less. Similarly, energy needs to cost more so that we will use less. Lawlor translates the snarky sarcasm and creates distinctive accents to keep our attention focused as Owen forces a re-examination of the behaviors we think are responsible. A.B. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2012]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2012

CD ISBN 9781452607177 $34.99 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781452657172 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2012

CD ISBN 9781452637174 $71.99 • Five CDs

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