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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Conversations with Great Minds: Richard Heinberg

Richard Heinberg interviewed on RT’s Great Minds August 1st, 2014.

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