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Chelsea Green Publishes First Book on Gulf Oil Disaster—Critical Investigation from Industry Insider

White River Junction, VT — Chelsea Green Publishing announced today that it will publish the first book on the Gulf oil disaster by a prominent oil industry insider – and do it in record time. The Vermont-based publisher will publish Disaster on the Horizon: The Deepwater Well Blowout: What Happened and Why by oil industry executive and analyst Bob Cavnar. “There will be many other books on this disaster but Bob Cavnar brings a unique perspective from inside the industry,’’ Publisher Margo Baldwin said. “He is the only knowledgeable oil man who can write the book that will dissect and explain what happened and what BP has done to keep the full story from public view. He has been in constant demand from the media for expertise on the accident from outlets such as MSNBC and TODAY.” Disaster on the Horizon is a behind-the-scenes investigative look at the worst oil well accident in US history, which has led to the current environmental and economic catastrophe in the Gulf. Cavnar uses his 30 years in the business to take readers inside the disaster, exposing the decisions leading up to the blowout and the immediate aftermath. It will include personal accounts of the survivors, assembled from testimony during various investigations, as well as personal interviews with survivors, witnesses, and family. It will also provide a layman’s look at the industry, its technology, people, and risks. It will deconstruct events and decisions made by BP, Transocean, and the US Government before and after the disaster, and the effects of those decisions, both good and bad. Cavnar explains what happened in the Gulf, explores how we arrived at deep water drilling in the first place and then charts course for how to avoid these disasters in the future. Disaster on the Horizon will be published simultaneously as a paperback and e-book.


A Dictionary to Survive the Future

When British economist David Fleming died unexpectedly in 2010, he left behind his great unpublished work, a masterpiece more than thirty years in the making—an intellectually evocative and inspiring dictionary, Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It. In it, Fleming examined the consequences of an economy that destroys the very foundations—ecological, […] Read More

Overshoot, Collapse, and Creating a Better Future

In 2016, Earth Overshoot Day happened on August 8—the day when we’ve exhausted the planet’s resources for the year, and are essentially borrowing from future years to maintain our existence today.Perhaps you celebrated this day with a counter-solution: a vegetarian meal, telecommuted, or turned off the air conditioning. There’s a lot more you could be […] Read More

Plants & Pests: Will Bonsall’s Advice on “Wee Beasties” in the Garden

“From a plant’s point of view there is little difference between a cutworm, a woodchuck, a blight spore, and, for that matter, us.”“These are all things that in one way or another prey upon it. It is an inevitable constraint of all living things: We escape one peril only to ultimately succumb to another,” so […] Read More

To Create Climate-Secure Foodscapes, Think Like a Plant

The techniques and prophetic vision for achieving food security in the face of climate change contained in Gary Paul Nabhan’s Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land may well need to be implemented across most of North America over the next half-century, and are already applicable in most of the semiarid West, Great Plains, and […] Read More

The Future Is Hopeless, So Give it Your All

The never-ending national election in the United States, the “surprise” pro-Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, climate change … the list goes on and on about how easy it can be to lose hope in the future.Like many of life’s frustrations, or overwhelmingly large topics, most people in our society find themselves somewhere on the […] Read More
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