Living in the Anthropocene?

Interview with Alex Wise at Sea Change Radio Your browser does not support this audio format. Download audio There’s a scientific debate afoot in geological and environmental circles about what to call the current time period. According to the International Union of Geological Sciences, we’re living in the Holocene epoch, but many believe that the [...]

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Museletter 263: The Gross Society

MuseLetter #263 / April 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 183 KB) The Gross Society Seeing only its title, a prospective reader might guess this essay is about our nation’s epidemic of obesity. Or could it be a sarcastic observation on the evolution of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society? Might it be [...]

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Museletter 262: The Oil ‘Revolution’ Story Is Dead Wrong

MuseLetter #262 / March 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 186 KB) This month’s newsletter brings together the transcript of an interview on energy limits, which I did with Chris Martenson at Peak Prosperity, and a presentation on my book on energy limits — Snake Oil, which I gave recently in [...]

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Museletter 261: The Purposely Confusing World of Energy Politics

MuseLetter #261 / February 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 159 KB) The Purposely Confusing World of Energy Politics Life often presents us with paradoxes, but seldom so blatant or consequential as the following. Read this sentence slowly: Today it is especially difficult for most people to understand our perilous global [...]

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