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Heinberg – The Great Burning

Published 16 apr. 2015
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 the next few decades. If the twentieth century was all about increasing our burn rate year after blazing year, the dominant trend of twenty-first century will be a gradual flame-out.

This video is the second in a four-part series by Richard Heinberg and Post Carbon Institute. The themes covered in these videos are much more thoroughly explored in Heinberg’s latest book, Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels.

Supply or Demand? Peak Oil with Richard Heinberg

Heinberg finally admits that he did not see the fracking boom coming, causing us to make all sorts of unfunded statements ten years ago like: ‘Jan Modaal won’t be driving a car in ten years time’ (Jan Modaal is the Dutch version of Joe Sixpack).
Youtube: Richard Heinberg, senior fellow at The Post Carbon Institute, tells Erin how this particular boom bust cycle – with a tremendous surge in US domestic oil pro. Our lead story: This week Stanford said that it would divest all of its investments in coal-mining companies, becoming the wealthiest US university to pledge. Recorded February 25th, 2014 in Vancouver, BC Richard Heinberg speaks on his newest book, covering the short-term nature of the recent North American oil boo.

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Richard Heinberg on Fracking

Youtube text: Recorded February 25th, 2014 in Vancouver, BC. Richard Heinberg speaks on his newest book, covering the short-term nature of the recent North American oil boom and the financial bubble that supports it. Heinberg covers the implications of the 2016-2017 peak in unconventional output by providing essential information for any community facing the false promises of companies planning to extract reality

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2013 BCEA Keynote – Richard Heinberg

2013 BCEA Keynote – Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute from Renewable Energy Alaska Project on Vimeo.

Richard Heinberg at TEDxSonomaCounty

Energy and the Delusion of Endless Growth

Interview with Richard Heinberg. Youtube text: author and Fellow of Post Carbon Institute interview with Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock on big new book about impacts of our endless need for energy.

Festival Of Dangerous Ideas – Sydney 2012

Youtube text: Richard Heinberg, author of “The End of Growth” speaks with Vivien Langford from Beyond Zero Radio at his hotel in Sydney, Australia. Richard is currently visiting Australia on a speaking tour sponsored by Sustainable Population Australia and is also appearing at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

Richard Heinberg’s full talk at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Sydney 2012.

Richard Heinberg In Adelaide

Richard Heinberg has dedicated his life to understanding the notion of ‘The End of Economic Growth’, why it is upon us and how humanity should best prepare and recalibrate itself for life in world beyond peak oil. Richard gave this fascinating in-depth public lecture at the University of South Australia while promoting his book ‘The End of Growth’ on September 25th, 2012… In this one hour presentation, Richard Heinberg explains the close link between the resource/environment and the social/economic components of the present disintegration. As a journalist with a keen understanding of science and maths he does it better, more comprehensively and more clearly than most others. 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 and more intractable.

[postcarbon.org]

Don’t Worry, Drive On

Richard Heinberg: “In recent months we’ve seen a spate of assertions that peak oil is a worry of the past thanks to so-called “new technologies” that can tap massive amounts of previously inaccessible stores of “unconventional” oil. “Don’t worry, drive on,” we’re told. We can fall for the oil industry hype and keep ourselves chained to a resource that’s depleting and comes with ever increasing economic and environmental costs, or we can recognize that the days of cheap and abundant oil (not to mention coal and natural gas) are over..”

Richard Heinberg – The End of Growth

Text from Youtube: Richard Heinberg, author of “The End of Growth” speaks with Vivien Langford from Beyond Zero Radio at his hotel in Sydney, Australia. Richard is currently visiting Australia on a speaking tour sponsored by Sustainable Population Australia and is also appearing at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. Check out BZE for the full interview coming soon. Continuous growth of either population or GDP is impossible in a finite world. Both these drivers of unsustainability have now run up against Nature’s biophysical limits. Nature is now forcing humanity to a transition, one that is as profound as the transition from gatherer/hunter to settled agriculturalist 10,000 years ago.

Richard Heinberg Counters Big Energy PR Hype

Post Carbon Institute Senior Fellow Richard Heinberg explains how ‘Big Energy’ tries to mislead the American public through false claims about resources, technology and economic growth.

Peak Denial

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Richard Heinberg responds to the avelange of cornucopians celebratingt victoria after Leonardo Maugeri’s report came out: “Oil: The Next Revolution”, in which he forecasts a sharp increase in world oil production capacity. The bottom line according Heinberg is that the deniers are using a relatively small upsurge of shale oil production as a sign that the good times are back again.

[richardheinberg.com]

Blackout

Review of Richard Heinber’s “Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis”.

[amazon.com]

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