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  • Museletter 255: The Brief, Tragic Reign of Consumerism—and the birth of a happy alternative MuseLetter #255 / August 2013 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 105 KB)   You and I consume; we are consumers. The global economy is set up to enable us to do what we innately want to do—buy, use, discard, and buy some more. If we do our job well, the economy […] 2 responses August 12, 2013
  • Snake Oil The rapid spread of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") has temporarily boosted US natural gas and oil production… and sparked a massive environmental backlash in communities across the country. The fossil fuel industry is trying to sell fracking as the biggest energy development of the century, with slick promises of American energy independence and benefits to local […] No responses July 29, 2013
  • Museletter 254: Alaska’s Coal: Flashpoint for Coming Climate Battles MuseLetter #254 / July 2013 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 138 KB) Alaska’s Coal: Flashpoint for Coming Climate Battles If there is any place on planet Earth where we should dig in our heels against expanded coal mining, it is surely Alaska. Imagine the environmental travesty of ships by the hundreds […] No responses July 10, 2013
  • author. educator. speaker. Author of eleven books, including The Party’s Over, The End of Growth, Snake Oil, and Afterburn Richard Heinberg is widely regarded as one of the world’s most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. With a wry, unflinching approach based on facts and realism, Richard exposes the tenuousness of our […] No responses July 1, 2013
  • Museletter 253: La Décroissance Interview MuseLetter #253 / June 2013 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 90 KB) The text of this month’s Museletter is an interview I gave to the French newspaper La Décroissance. I’ve also included a link to my recent keynote speech at the Business of Clean Energy in Alaska conference in May, where […] 3 responses June 13, 2013
  • Museletter 252: Big Energy’s Misleading Promise of Plenty MuseLetter #252 / May 2013 by Richard Heinberg Hi readers, This month has been a rush of deadlines as I work to complete the final chapters of my new book ‘SNAKE OIL! How Big Energy’s Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future’. This being the case I have no new writing to offer you this month […] No responses May 21, 2013
  • Museletter 251: There’s Only One Real Option for Averting Economic and Ecological Ruin MuseLetter #251 / April 2013 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 102 KB) This month’s Museletter is made up of a an essay I wrote for the book ‘Energy: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth’. In addition I’ve included a link to a short video update about my forthcoming ‘Snake oil’ […] 9 responses April 15, 2013
  • Help me write my next book MuseLetter #250 / March 2013 by Richard Heinberg Hi, I’m busy working on my next book titled SNAKE OIL! How Big Energy’s Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future, and would really appreciate your participation. The book is going to debunk big energy’s misleading promise of plenty, by presenting the facts of our energy predicament. It […] 4 responses March 19, 2013
  • Museletter 249: Deficit Reduction = Recession MuseLetter #249 / February 2013 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 87 KB) Dear Readers, MuseLetter for February offers pretty slim pickings (see below). Why so little, so late? Well, I’m working on a new book. I’ll have more to tell you about that next month! Best wishes, Richard   Deficit Reduction […] 4 responses February 25, 2013
  • Museletter 248: A Theory of Change for a Century of Crisis MuseLetter #248 / January 2013 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 101 KB) This first Museletter of 2013 is in two parts. First up is the conclusion of the address which I gave to the International Conference on Sustainability, Transition and Culture Change in November. Second are musings on the very topical […] 6 responses January 9, 2013
  • Museletter 247: Conflict and Change in the Era of Economic Decline MuseLetter #247 / December 2012 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 119 KB) This month’s Museletter comes from an address which I gave to the International Conference on Sustainability, Transition and Culture Change in November. Part two ‘A theory of change for a century of crisis’ will appear in January’s Museletter. Conflict […] 3 responses December 6, 2012
  • Fossil Food & Agriculture – Richard Heinberg Q&A While researching the topic of sustainable agriculture for a paper, high school junior Rhian Moore came across the work of PCI Senior Fellow Richard Heinberg. Rhian reached out to Richard for more information on the topic. Below are Rhian’s questions and Richard’s brief responses. We think they make for a nice primer of sorts.  Rhian: […] One response December 4, 2012