The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality
From Jeff Layne
Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute
Richard Heinberg is a Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, a non-profit organization that provides tools and resources for sustainability. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost Peak Oil educators. During his talk at CSU, Chico, Heinberg lays out the prospects for our economy. He explores three growth-limiting factors: debt, energy, and the environment. He provides context to understand why the economy is doing what it’s doing and where it’s headed. Heinberg also offers suggestions about what can be done to adapt to that reality. Starting with “The Party’s Over: Oil, War & the Fate of Industrial Societies” (2003), Heinberg has written 10 books. His most recent book is “The End of Growth: Adapting to our New Economic Reality.” He has written numerous articles and appeared in many film and television documentaries.
Recorded: April 23, 2012