RICHARD HEINBERG

 

Richard Heinberg 

Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m.

The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality  

 

 

Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits. The End of Growth proposes a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic history. The expansionary trajectory of industrial civilization is colliding with non-negotiable natural limits. Richard Heinberg’s latest landmark work goes to the heart of the ongoing financial crisis, explaining how and why it occurred, and what we must do to avert the worst potential outcomes.

The End of Growth describes what policy makers, communities, and families can do to build a new economy that operates within Earth’s budget of energy and resources. We can thrive during the transition if we set goals that promote human and environmental well-being, rather than continuing to pursue the now-unattainable prize of ever-expanding GDP.

Richard Heinberg is the author of nine previous books including The Party’s Over, Peak Everything, and Blackout. He is a Senior Fellow of Post Carbon Institute, a think tank helping chart humanity’s transition from the brief, waning reign of fossil-fueled megatechnology to the dawning era of re-adaptation to nature’s limits. Widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost Peak Oil educators, Richard lectures widely and appears on radio, television, and in films. 

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Event date: 
Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park
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The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781900322188
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The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises Cover Image
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Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines Cover Image
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Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World Cover Image
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Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse Cover Image
By Richard Douthwaite (Editor), Gillian Fallon (Editor), Richard Heinberg (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780865716995
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Published: New Society Publishers - April 5th, 2011

The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780865715295
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Published: New Society Publishers - June 2005

The Oil Depletion Protocol: A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism and Economic Collapse Cover Image
By Richard Heinberg, Colin Campbell (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780865715639
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Published: New Society Publishers - September 1st, 2006

Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis Cover Image
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Published: New Society Publishers - July 2009

The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crisis Cover Image
By Greg Pahl, Richard Heinberg (Foreword by)
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - March 1st, 2007