- xv, 252 p. : 20 cm.
- Contents: About the author Publisher' s note about the author' s credentials and motivations Acknowledgements Note on sources and style Prologue PART: A HISTORY 1. Lies, scaremongering, and affordable oil 2. Under the volcano 3. Doomed to failure 4. Not our responsibility 5. The risk of contingency 6. The small print 7. When the dancing stops 8. This House Believes 9. They will blame us forever 10. As bad as the credit crunch 11. You are the flip side of austerity 12. Houston, it' s just possible we have a problem 13. The anti Oil Shock Response Plan plan 14. A bollocks subject 15. To the point of being suicidal 16. A new era of fossil fuels 17. More unhinged by the week PART 2: A FUTURE 18. What next: the anatomy of the biggest crash 19. The power of context: energy and security20. The choice of roads: people and systems Notes and references.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Systemic global risks of oil supply, climate shock and financial collapse threaten tomorrow's economies and mean businesses and policy makers face huge challenges in fuelling tomorrow' s world.Jeremy Leggett gives a personal testimony of the dangers often ignored and incompletely understood - a journey through the human mind, the institutionalization of denial, and the reasons civilizations fail.