• A New Covenant with Nature All human societies exhibit beliefs and practices that could be called spiritual. However, these beliefs and practices vary widely. There are strong patterns in this variability that seem tied to society’s basic economic underpinnings—whether people derive their sustenance from hunting and gathering, horticulture, or agriculture. Among agricultural societies variability seems tied to phases of urban […] admin No responses August 15, 2017
  • Our Renewable Future Event – video Post Carbon Fellows David Fridley and Richard Heinberg, co-authors of Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy explore the future of clean energy and how a fully renewable energy supply will shape our lives and economy at this event recorded June 2, 2016 at SPUR Urban Center, San Francisco.   […] admin No responses July 24, 2016
  • A Resilient Society The final video in a four-part video series. Released in conjunction with Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels. Resilience is a word that’s gaining a lot of currency in recent years, as more and more people realize there are some shocks headed our way. But what would a more resilient society look like? This video is […] admin No responses May 5, 2015
  • Our Renewable Future Part three of a four-part video series. Released in conjunction with Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels. Can we keep growing the economy and avoid diminishing returns by switching energy sources? The transition to renewable solar and wind technology is both necessary and inevitable. But can it solve all our problems? This video is the third […] admin No responses April 24, 2015
  • The Great Burning Part two of a four-part video series. Released in conjunction with Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels. What will we do when the Great Burning comes to an end? In this short video, Richard Heinberg explores why The Great Burning — the combustion of oil, coal, and natural gas — must come to an end during the next […] admin No responses April 17, 2015
  • The Law of Diminishing Returns Part one of a four-part video series. Released in conjunction with Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels. Is modern society hitting our defining moment, the point of diminishing returns? In this brand new short video, Richard Heinberg explores how — in our economy, the environment, and energy production — we may well be. When previous societies have hit similar limits, […] admin One response April 9, 2015
  • 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. admin No responses October 31, 2014
  • Conversations with Great Minds: Richard Heinberg Richard Heinberg interviewed on RT’s Great Minds August 1st, 2014. admin One response August 11, 2014
  • DON’T WORRY, DRIVE ON: Fossil Fools & Fracking Lies In recent months we’ve seen a spate of assertions that peak oil is a worry of the past thanks to so-called “new technologies” that can tap massive amounts of previously inaccessible stores of “unconventional” oil. “Don’t worry, drive on,” we’re told. We can fall for the oil industry hype and keep ourselves chained to a […] admin 7 responses September 5, 2012
  • Who Killed Economic Growth? Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits. Richard Heinberg propose a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic history. The expansionary trajectory of industrial civilization is colliding with non-negotiable natural limits. Our economy will […] admin 2 responses August 2, 2011
  • The End of Growth – presentation in Totnes, UK Richard gives what Rob Hopkins described as a “stunning” talk about the theory behind his new book The End of Growth. Recorded in Totnes, UK in March 2011. admin No responses April 18, 2011
  • #223: Video museletter MuseLetter #223 / December 2010 by Richard Heinberg In this month’s newsletter I am talking to you by video. I am currently very hard at work on my new book (working title ‘The End of Growth’. In the video I share with you more about progress on the book and the thinking behind it. I […] admin 11 responses December 6, 2010