• Museletter #331: What If Preventing Collapse Isn’t Profitable? MuseLetter #331 / September 2020 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version What If Preventing Collapse Isn’t Profitable? The notion that modern industrial civilization is fundamentally unsustainable and is therefore likely to collapse at some point is not a new one. Even before the Limits to Growth report of 1972, many ecologists were concerned that our continual […] Simone Osborn No responses September 30, 2020
  • Museletter #330: Nature Is Intentionally Beautiful MuseLetter #330 / August 2020 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version This month’s Museletter is my response to Bob Labaree’s essay “Darwin’s Endless Forms Most Beautiful: What’s Musical About Biology and Why Does That Matter?”, which was itself based on previous conversations he and I had about the relationship between music, creativity, and nature. […] Simone Osborn No responses August 25, 2020
  • Museletter #329: Avalanche MuseLetter #329 / July 2020 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version Dear MuseLetter subscriber, This month’s issue consists of two essays. The first, “Avalanche,” is an update on the US response to the coronavirus pandemic; the second, “Doom or Denial: Is There Another Path?” is a comment on a dispute that has broken out […] admin No responses July 31, 2020
  • Museletter #328: United States: An Obituary MuseLetter #328 / June 2020 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version Greetings readers, It seems that we're all in it for the long haul! Though the last three or four months of lockdown have been trying and nearly everyone longs for a return to "normal," in reality the global pandemic is still in its […] admin No responses June 29, 2020
  • Museletter #327: Planet of the Humans review MuseLetter #327 / May 2020 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version Dear Readers, This month I offer two short pieces: my review of Planet of the Humans, a new film produced by Michael Moore; and "Nobody Takes Renewable Energy Transition Seriously," in which I offer suggestions for what we should do if we really […] admin No responses May 27, 2020
  • Museletter #326: Pandemic Response Requires Post-Growth Economic Thinking MuseLetter #326 / April 2020 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version Spring greetings: This past month, under the extraordinary circumstances of global pandemic, lockdown, and economic crisis, I’ve written more essays and articles than can be sent in one MuseLetter. So I’ve selected three of the most-read to include here (“Pandemic Response Requires Post-Growth […] admin No responses April 28, 2020
  • Museletter #325: Coronavirus, economic networks, and social fabric MuseLetter #325 / March 2020 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version The coronavirus has turned our world upside down, I and I’ve spent the last month reading and writing about it. This month’s MuseLetter consists of three of my recent articles on the pandemic. There’s more to read daily from other authors at www.resilience.org. Inform yourself […] admin No responses March 27, 2020
  • Museletter #324: Our Best Hope for Survival MuseLetter #324 / December 2019 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version Thanks for your patience while I continue working on my book-in-progress. For a sneak preview of the ideas taking shape, see ‘Power, the Acceleration of Cultural Evolution, and Our Best Hope for Survival’, below. Also in this Museletter is ‘Calling all Butterflies’, a […] admin No responses December 5, 2019
  • Museletter #323: Two Arguments for Localism MuseLetter #323 / August 2019 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version Dear faithful readers, My essay this month was written in response to a piece by Brian Tokar on the subject of local-versus-global action. Great Transition Network, which invited these essays, also published contributions from Helena Norberg Hodge, David Bollier and others. You can […] admin No responses August 27, 2019
  • A note to MuseLetter subscribers Dear Reader, This publication has provided a steady monthly pulse of thought, exploration, and opinion for 27 years. During that time, I’ve let very few months go by without a new post. Now, I must beg your patience while I work on another book project. While with past books I was able to publish chapters […] admin No responses April 29, 2019
  • Museletter #322: The House is on Fire MuseLetter #322 / March 2019 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version The first essay in this month’s Museletter, “The House is on Fire,” is a wake-up call for any who may be inclined to slumber in these pivotal times. A second piece focuses on the problem of waste in an economic system that’s designed […] admin No responses March 22, 2019
  • Museletter #321: Could a Green New Deal Save Civilization? MuseLetter #321 / February 2019 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version Could a Green New Deal Save Civilization? To fully and systematically address the climate/energy crisis, the plan will have to be far broader in scope than what is currently being proposed. And while we need to mobilize society as a whole with a […] admin No responses February 20, 2019