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  • Museletter #316: Human Predators, Human Prey – Part 3 Crime is always present in complex societies, just as all higher-order organisms are subject to parasites. No responses September 18, 2018
  • Museletter #315: Human Predators, Human Prey – Part 2 MuseLetter #315 / August 2018 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 332 KB) Society as Ecosystem in a Time of Collapse, Part II This is part 2 of my 3-part essay that uses predation as a metaphor to unpack power relations in human societies. For part 1 see here. 4. Our current […] No responses August 28, 2018
  • Museletter #314: Human Predators, Human Prey MuseLetter #314 / July 2018 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 360 KB) Human Predators, Human Prey Society as Ecosystem in a Time of Collapse, Part I This month’s MuseLetter is Part I of a 3-part essay that uses predation as a metaphor to unpack power relations in human societies. Stay tuned! […] No responses July 26, 2018
  • Museletter #313: Electric Cars to the Rescue? MuseLetter #313 / June 2018 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 146 KB) Electric Cars to the Rescue? My wife Janet and I recently bought a used Nissan Leaf from a friend. We are now proud electric vehicle (EV) owners, and we love our plug-in, battery-powered car: some days we almost fight […] No responses June 21, 2018
  • Museletter #312: Systems Thinking, Critical Thinking, and Personal Resilience MuseLetter #312 / May 2018 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 133 KB) Systems Thinking, Critical Thinking, and Personal Resilience As a writer focused on the global sustainability crisis, I’m often asked how to deal with the stress of knowing—knowing, that is, that we humans have severely overshot Earth’s long-term carrying capacity, […] No responses May 29, 2018
  • Puerto Rico: Deciding Its Energy Future The immediate energy nightmare in Puerto Rico is gradually winding down, with electrical power now available to about 90 percent of households (some rural areas are still without power). But it’s clear to nearly everyone that a reversion to the island’s previous energy status quo is not a viable option: Puerto Rico has no developed local energy […] No responses May 25, 2018
  • Museletter #311: The End of Growth, Seven Years Later MuseLetter #311 / April 2017 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 125 KB) The End of Growth, Seven Years Later I wrote The End of Growth in the months following the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2008 (the book was published in North America in 2011), with the goal of helping to put that crisis […] No responses April 19, 2018
  • Museletter #310: Getting Past Trump MuseLetter #310 / March 2018 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 118 KB) This a 3-part essay. Parts one and three is also cross-posted on Truthout. Part 1: This Is How Democracies Die Donald Trump’s 13-month tenure (so far) as president of the United States has been an exhausting sprint for onlookers concerned […] No responses March 27, 2018
  • Museletter #309: Old Age and Societal Decline MuseLetter #309 / February 2018 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 211 KB) This month’s MuseLetter brings three new essays. The first explores human aging as a metaphor for societal decline. Next up is a look at the importance of art and creativity in post-growth society. We finish with a takedown of […] No responses February 20, 2018
  • Museletter #308: Post Carbon Music MuseLetter #308 / January 2017 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 119 KB) On November 30, 2017 at the New England Conservatory of Music, Richard performed Paganini’s “Sonata Concertata For Guitar And Violin” and spoke about what the future might mean for today’s young musicians and artists, and the important role they have to […] No responses January 18, 2018
  • Museletter #307: The Power of Festivals MuseLetter #307 / December 2017 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 95 KB) Dear Readers, Thanks for you support this year, it’s been quite a year. Did you know that 2017 was the 25th Anniversary of the Museletter? If it’s provided you any value over that time then please consider making a […] No responses December 19, 2017
  • Museletter #306: Saudis and Trump: Gambling Bigly MuseLetter #306 / November 2017 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 205 KB) This month’s Museletter features an essay on recent events in Saudi Arabia and their possible consequences for the region and beyond. On a more personal note I have also included an excerpt of an article on my experience of […] No responses November 22, 2017