Richard Heinberg

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Goodbye to growth

Richard Heinberg
| 7th January 2009
The contraction of the global economic system bodes nothing but good for global ecosystems. Growth is dead – long live sustainability

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Money or the planet's future? You decide

Richard Heinberg
| 1st October 2008
During the past weeks, the world’s media have been transfixed by the convulsions of the US and global fi nancial system. At stake are billions in bail-outs and trillions in derivatives. The viability of banks and currencies is threatened, and ultimately the savings and investments of hundreds of millions of ordinary people.

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Peak oil is welcome

Richard Heinberg
| 7th August 2008
Climate change is a problem of fossil fuel dependency, and solving it requires reducing that dependency quickly and dramatically.

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Going to extremes

Richard Heinberg
| 20th June 2008
As the urgent necessity of our transition away from fossil fuels becomes plain, it’s inevitable that some of us will take that necessity seriously enough to explore the edges of ‘normal’ behaviour.

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What car do you drive?

Richard Heinberg
| 19th June 2008
The question arises soon after readers or lecture audiences first become acquainted with global oil depletion and climate change. I must be asked it at least once a week.

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Enjoying the collapse so far?

Richard Heinberg
| 19th June 2008
Take relentless population growth. Add decades of expanding per capita resource consumption. Simmer slowly over rising global temperatures. What do you get? Traumatic information. That is, information that wounds us through the very act of obtaining it.

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Beyond technofix

Richard Heinberg
| 9th June 2008
On 12 January, chief scientific adviser Sir David King told the Guardian, ‘any approach that does not focus on technological solutions to climate change – including nuclear power – is one of “utter hopelessness”.’

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Green greenbacks

Richard Heinberg
| 30th November 1999
Markets rise and markets fall, but the environment is in a terminal slump. Financial turmoil will pass - it's the planet we must focus on.

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