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  • Museletter 271: The Oil Price Crash of 2014 MuseLetter #271 / December 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 97 KB) The Oil Price Crash of 2014 Oil prices have fallen by half since late June. This is a significant development for the oil industry and for the global economy, though no one knows exactly how either the industry or […] 4 responses December 23, 2014
  • Museletter 270: How to Shrink the Economy without Crashing It MuseLetter #270 / November 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 99 KB) This month’s Museletter is the text of a talk I gave at a Teach-in on Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth, organized by the International Forum on Globalization, October 26, 2014, at The Great Hall at The Cooper […] 4 responses November 6, 2014
  • The Party’s Over: Energy and Debt Richard Heinberg was one of 45 leading scholars, authors and activists who convened at The Great Hall of Cooper Union, New York City, on October 25-26, 2014, for the public presentation: “Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth.” This was Richard’s opening speech. No responses October 31, 2014
  • Museletter 269: Paul Krugman and the limits of hubris MuseLetter #269 / October 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 111 KB) This month’s Museletter is a pair of rebuttals to economist-columnist Paul Krugman. Krugman recently hit out at Post Carbon Institute in his New York Times column over our stance on the end of growth. In these posts I hit […] 5 responses October 16, 2014
  • Museletter 268: Why Peak Oil Refuses to Die MuseLetter #268 / September 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 148 KB) Why Peak Oil Refuses to Die Pumpjacks image via shutterstock. Reproduced with permission.   Perhaps you’ve seen one of the recent barrage of articles claiming that fears of an imminent peak and decline in world oil production have either […] 7 responses September 11, 2014
  • Museletter 267: Blame the Environmentalists MuseLetter #267 / August 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 110 KB) The US energy revolution is starting to unravel, even while policymakers continue to believe the hype. This month’s Museletter looks at the reality behind the hype. First up is a look at the ballooning debt behind energy companies struggle […] 3 responses August 12, 2014
  • Conversations with Great Minds: Richard Heinberg Richard Heinberg interviewed on RT’s Great Minds August 1st, 2014. One response August 11, 2014
  • Museletter 266: Two Realities MuseLetter #266 / July 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 103 KB) Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. –Robert Frost   Two paths via rhruzek/flickr. Creative Commons 2.0 license.   Our contemporary world is host […] 4 responses July 22, 2014
  • Museletter 265: Want to Change the World? Read This First MuseLetter #265 / June 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 140 KB) This month’s Museletter is about change. First up is an essay about one thing everyone interested in social change should know; this is followed by an interview looking at what it will take to change mainstream economic thinking. Want […] One response June 18, 2014
  • Museletter 264: The Anthropocene: It’s Not All About Us MuseLetter #264 / May 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 126 KB) The Anthropocene: It’s Not All About Us Time to celebrate! Woo-hoo! It’s official: we humans have started a new geological epoch—the Anthropocene. Who’d have thought that just one species among millions might be capable of such an amazing accomplishment? […] 2 responses May 9, 2014
  • Living in the Anthropocene? Interview with Alex Wise at Sea Change Radio Your browser does not support this audio format. Download audio There’s a scientific debate afoot in geological and environmental circles about what to call the current time period. According to the International Union of Geological Sciences, we’re living in the Holocene epoch, but many believe that the […] No responses April 27, 2014
  • Museletter 263: The Gross Society MuseLetter #263 / April 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 183 KB) The Gross Society Seeing only its title, a prospective reader might guess this essay is about our nation’s epidemic of obesity. Or could it be a sarcastic observation on the evolution of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society? Might it be […] 5 responses April 24, 2014