April 16, 2011
"ENERGY MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND"
Richard Heinberg explains his new book, released in June of 2011, "The End of Growth: Adapting To Our New Economic Reality".
Recorded in a teleconference from Santa Rosa, California at the Salina Public Library in Salina, Kansas.
Moderated by David Norlin
Sponsored by The Resilience Group
"Heinberg is Senior Fellow-in-Residence at the Post Carbon Institute and author of ten books, including 'The Party's Over,' 'Peak Everything,' and the newly released 'The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality.' He is widely regarded as one of the world's most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. With a wry, unflinching approach based on facts and realism, he exposes the tenuousness of our current way of life and offers a vision for a truly sustainable future.
'The End of Growth' makes a compelling argument that the global economy has reached a fateful, fundamental turning point. As energy and food prices escalate and debt levels explode, paths that formerly led to economic expansion now go nowhere. The "recession" will not end in a "recovery," yet in the coming years we can still thrive-if we maximize happiness rather than the futile pursuit of growth at any cost.
Heinberg is a much sought-after speaker, presenting in dozens of countries and across the United States, and appearing in many documentaries, including 'End of Suburbia' and Leonardo DiCaprio's film '11th Hour'. He has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, Canadian Broadcasting Television, BBC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Al Jazeera, as well as on National Public Radio and in Time magazine"
-Press release from The Resilience Group