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  • 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
  • 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