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  • Museletter #305: Puerto Rico is our Future MuseLetter #305 / October 2017 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 93KB) My hometown of Santa Rosa, California, and surrounding communities were decimated by wildfires during the week of October 9, with entire neighborhoods completely erased. If you want a sense of how bad the fires were, watch this 11-minute video clip […] No responses October 27, 2017
  • Museletter #304: Energy and Authoritarianism MuseLetter #304 / September 2017 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 148 KB) This is an extended version of the article. An edited version was delivered in the email Museletter. Could declining world energy result in a turn toward authoritarianism by governments around the world? As we will see, there is no […] No responses September 27, 2017
  • Museletter #303: Climate Change Isn’t Our Biggest Environmental Problem, and Why Technology Won’t Save Us MuseLetter #303 August by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 170 KB) This month’s MuseLetter begins with a blog I wrote to coincide with the release of a new PCI video challenging the cultural story that technology can fix all of our problems. The next essay, “Are We Doomed? Let’s Have a Conversation,” […] No responses August 17, 2017
  • A New Covenant with Nature All human societies exhibit beliefs and practices that could be called spiritual. However, these beliefs and practices vary widely. There are strong patterns in this variability that seem tied to society’s basic economic underpinnings—whether people derive their sustenance from hunting and gathering, horticulture, or agriculture. Among agricultural societies variability seems tied to phases of urban […] No responses August 15, 2017
  • Museletter #302: Controversy Explodes over Renewable Energy MuseLetter #302 / July 2017 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 121 KB) Controversy Explodes over Renewable Energy A heated debate in the pages of one of the country’s most renowned scientific journals has gained national attention. The debate is over whether a combination of wind, solar, and hydroelectricity could fully power […] No responses July 20, 2017
  • Talking Energy Transition This is the second and final part of a recent conversation with Richard Heinberg by Greening the Apocalypse. Greening the Apocalypse is a weekly show on Melbourne’s Triple R 102.7FM. Listen to the first part here. First broadcast on 6 June 2017 No responses July 19, 2017
  • What happened to peak oil? with Richard Heinberg The Greening the Apocalypse team talk peak oil with Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow with the Post Carbon Institute. Richard is regarded as one of the world’s foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels.  He’s the author of 13 books, including some seminal works with titles like The End of Growth: Adapting to Our […] No responses July 3, 2017
  • Museletter #301: Coal Is a Dinosaur and so is the growth economy MuseLetter #301 / June 2017 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 518 KB) In the Museletter this month, two essays. First: Might peak coal improve our chances of avoiding the worst climate change impacts? And what are the implications for economic growth? Second: What are the implications of Donald Trump’s announcement that […] No responses June 19, 2017
  • Museletter #300: Juggling Live Hand Grenades MuseLetter #300 / May 2017 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 102 KB) Here are a few useful recent contributions to the global sustainability conversation, with relevant comments interspersed. Toward the end of this essay I offer some general thoughts about converging challenges to the civilizational system. “Oil Extraction, Economic Growth, and […] No responses May 25, 2017
  • Museletter #299: Goodbye Administrative State, Hello Community Resilience MuseLetter #299 / April 2017 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 148 KB) This month’s MuseLetter leads with a piece examining the Trump Presidency’s assault on the administrative state. A second essay explores the arguments for helping forests migrate in response to climate change. Goodbye Administrative State, Hello Community Resilience White House […] No responses April 19, 2017
  • Museletter #298: “Traditionalism” through the Lens of Cultural Ecology MuseLetter #298 / March 2017 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 122 KB) This month’s MuseLetter kicks off with an article looking at the cultural ecology behind the current political battles in Washington, as well as their global context. The second piece focuses on what we might do to address the situation. […] No responses March 28, 2017
  • Museletter #297: Awaiting Our Own Reichstag Fire MuseLetter #297 / February 2017 by Richard Heinberg This month’s Museletter brings together three essays that sound alarms on the early days of the Trump administration. Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 177 KB) Awaiting Our Own Reichstag Fire Millions of Americans now share the profoundly disturbing experience of watching and waiting as their nation […] No responses February 21, 2017