Richard Heinberg: Australian Speaking Tour

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Richard Heinberg: Free Australian Speaking Tour


Richard Heinberg: Australian Speaking Tour


Richard Heinberg

speaks on

The End of Growth
Richard Heinberg Australia


This event has now been held.  

September 2012 - Australian Program

Friday 14th September, 6.00 pm

Sunshine Coast
--> Saturday 15th September, 5.30 pm
Abel Smith Lecture Theatre, University of Queensland, St Lucia

Big Pineapple, Woombye
Contact Jane O'Sullivan

Contact: David Robertson
Tuesday 18th 6.30pm

Guthrie Theatre,
University of Technology
Contact Kris Spik
Canberra  Gold Coin Donation
Friday 21st 7.00pm

Manning Clark Theatre 2,
Contact Jenny Goldie
Saturday 22nd  7.00pm
Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Contact Vivienne Ortega
Adelaide  FREE Entry!
Donations welcomed.

Tuesday 25th 7.00pm

Barbara Hanrahan Bldg
UniSA West Campus
Contact John Coulter
Thursday 27 th 6.00pm
Westfarmers Lecture Theatre
UWA Business School,
Hackett Drive, Crawley
Contact Peter Strachan
Saturday 29 th 2.00pm
Sydney Opera House
Festival of Dangerous Ideas
Contact Kris Spike


Bookings may be essential at some of these events, so check with the local contact for their booking requirements.

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.

Richard has been asked to speak to the title of his book 'The End of Growth'.

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.

Don't miss out on one of the most important speakers of our time.  Spread the word among your family, friends, co-workers and associates.  His message needs to be heard far and wide!

A pdf is available here (Richard Heinberg Australia tour) for you to send to anyone you think would be interested.


Sustainable Population Australia sponsoring Richard Heinberg in Australia.

Support Richard’s speaking tour- Make a tax deductible donation through the Website

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

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