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  • Museletter 288: #ThereIsNoDonald MuseLetter #288 / May 2016 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 292 KB) First up in this month’s Museletter is a satirical take on Donald Trump’s stance on climate change – a humorous slant on a serious matter. Also included is an excerpt from a chapter I wrote on energy constraints to […] No responses May 26, 2016
  • Museletter #287: A Personal Appreciation of M. King Hubbert MuseLetter #287 / April 2016 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 97 KB) This month’s MuseLetter comes in two parts. First up is my appreciation of peak oil visionary M. King Hubbert, who is the subject of a recently released biography. Following that is a recent interview I gave on electric cars […] No responses April 20, 2016
  • Museletter #286: 100% Renewable Energy: What We Can Do in 10 Years MuseLetter #286 / March 2016 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 221 KB) This month’s MuseLetter is in two parts. The first is an essay which I wrote recently for Yes! Magazine, “100% Renewable Energy: What We Can Do in 10 Years,” in which I take a pragmatic look at what energy […] No responses March 16, 2016
  • Museletter #285: Why Sustainability? MuseLetter #285 / February 2016 by Richard Heinbergbr> Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 109 KB) This month’s Museletter brings together two essays. The first, written for an exhibition on Nature and Sustainability in Istanbul, asks the big question ‘what is sustainability’ and how might we get there? The second is my response to a […] No responses February 22, 2016
  • Museletter #284: Climate Holism vs. Climate Reductionism MuseLetter #284 / January 2016 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 99 KB) Climate change may be the biggest threat facing humanity, but the way we’re currently going about fighting it just ensures that, even if we prevail, another threat will follow, and another, and another. To explain why, it’s helpful to […] No responses January 19, 2016
  • Our Renewable Future: a talk for Willits Economic LocaLization On a cool November Sunday the hall of the Little Lake Grange in Willits, CA, filled with members and supporters of WELL – Willits Economic Localization. 11 years earlier many of them had come to hear Richard Heinberg after reading his book The Party’s Over: Oil, War & the Fate of Industrial Societies. The 2004 […] No responses January 18, 2016
  • Museletter #283: Can We Have Our Climate and Eat It Too? MuseLetter #283 / December 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 180 KB) The last Museletter of this year contains two essays. The first essay, Can We Have Our Climate and Eat It Too?, was written during the Paris climate talks which have just finished to much fanfare. World leaders have agreed […] No responses December 16, 2015
  • Museletter 282: Can We Afford the Future? MuseLetter #282 / November 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 132 KB) As a child of the 1950s I grew up immersed in a near-universal expectation of progress. Everybody expected a shiny new future; the only thing that might have prevented us from having it was nuclear war, and thankfully that […] No responses November 23, 2015
  • Museletter 281: Unconventional Energy MuseLetter #281 / October 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 92 KB) Interview with Spanish website FUHEM Ecosocial “This economic system cannot be sustained, and the longer we cling to it, the worse and fewer our options will be as it fails.” FUHEM Ecosocial: Oil and gas extracted by fracking from […] No responses October 19, 2015
  • Museletter 280: Cap Fossil Fuel Production Now! MuseLetter #280 / September 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 127 KB) Cap Fossil Fuel Production Now! Climate scientists are in broad agreement that there are enough fossil fuels in the Earth’s crust that, if they were all burned, the result would be dramatically rising sea levels, extreme weather, plummeting food […] No responses September 16, 2015
  • Museletter 279: Introducing TREES MuseLetter #279 / August 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 85 KB) I hope that you enjoy this month’s essay. Please note that the Museletter will likely be shorter than usual over the next few months as I’m working flat-out on my next big project, OUR RENEWABLE FUTURE, co-authored with David […] No responses August 24, 2015
  • Museletter 278: Sustainability Metrics, Growth Limits, and Philanthropy MuseLetter #278 / July 2015 by Richard Heinberg. Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 113KB) The articles in this month’s Museletter both come from my recent trip to Greece. First up is the text of the talk I gave at the conference on philanthropy and sustainability which was my primary reason for the trip. Following […] No responses July 27, 2015