• 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 […] admin No responses January 19, 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 […] admin 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 […] admin No responses November 23, 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 […] admin 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 […] admin 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 […] admin No responses July 27, 2015
  • Museletter 277: Pope Francis Rides an Encyclical MuseLetter #277 / June 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 94 KB) This month’s Museletter brings commentary on Pope Francis’ recent Encyclical on climate change and its possible ramifications. Also included is a post I wrote for the French periodical ‘La Decroissance’ on the impossibility of renewables-powered economic growth. Pope Francis […] admin No responses June 22, 2015
  • Museletter 276: IMF Tells a Half-Truth MuseLetter #276 / May 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 139 KB) This month’s Museletter starts out with my take on the contradictions behind the IMF’s new exposé on the extent of Global Energy Subsidies. Next up is my comment on the latest Bounding the Planetary Future report; and finally I’ve […] admin No responses May 21, 2015
  • Museletter 275: Afterburn MuseLetter #275 / April 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 116 KB)   This month sees the official release of my new book Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels. To celebrate, April’s Museletter includes the full introduction to Afterburn along with links to the first two installments of a four-part video series […] admin One response April 22, 2015
  • Museletter 274: Goldilocks is Dead MuseLetter #274 / March 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 121 KB) This month’s Museletter brings together two recent essays. The first, Goldilocks is Dead, was published as a Reuters op-ed and talks about the consequences of oil price volatility. Only Less Will Do looks at the problems of scale in […] admin 2 responses March 25, 2015
  • Museletter 273: Neither Utopia Nor Extinction MuseLetter #273 / February 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 383 KB) This month’s Museletter brings you Part 2 of my extended essay Our Renewable Future Or, What I’ve Learned in 12 Years Writing about Energy [read part 1 here]. I’m also including a post I wrote on the state of […] admin 15 responses February 24, 2015
  • Museletter 272: Our Renewable Future MuseLetter #272 / January 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 281 KB) Happy New Year! I’m kicking off 2015 with Part 1 of an extended essay looking at our energy future. What really lies ahead? Our Renewable Future Or, What I’ve Learned in 12 Years Writing about Energy Folks who pay […] admin 4 responses January 22, 2015