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Richard is a Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost Peak Oil educators.
Richard’s latest book The End of Growth follows nine others that deal with declining resources, particularly oil. His books have been translated into eight languages. Richard is a recipient of the M. King Hubbert Award for Excellence in Energy Education (2006). He has appeared in a number of documentaries, the most recent being Earth 2100 ABC (US) 2009.
Continuous growth of either population or GDP is impossible in a finite world. Both these drivers of unsustainability have now run up against nature’sbiophysical limits. Nature is now forcing humanity to a transition, one that is as profound as the transition fromgatherer/hunter to settled agriculturalist 10,000 years ago. Richard Heinberg explains the close link between the resource/environment and the social/economic components of the present global turmoil. While the conventional wisdom is that we must get ‘the economy’ growing again, Heinberg shows that not only is this the wrong strategy, it is actually making the situation worse.
If you want to familiarise yourself with the topic beforehand, you can purchase a printed copy or download a cheaper Kindle or equivalent version for ~$10. It is often also available for loan in public libraries. If you haven't read it, do so and come and hear Richard tease out the details and answer your questions.
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The videos below give a bit of an insight into the man and his ideas. The first video gives a look from a more 'thoughts' perspective and the second gives us a more practical and personal view, of the man 'walking his talk'.
Richard Heinberg talks with Janaia Donaldson about The Calm Before the Storm
Richard Heinberg takes us on tour of his suburban permaculture garden