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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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