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Old Age and Societal Decline

January 18, 2018

People grow old and die. Civilizations eventually fail. For centuries amateur philosophers have used the former as a metaphor for the latter, leading to a few useful insights and just as many misleading generalizations. The comparison becomes more immediately...

Heinberg interview on HEAL Utah

January 9, 2018

Post Carbon Fellow joined Matt Pacenza for Episode 104 of the HEAL Utah podcast. Richard talks first about peak oil, a once popular theory about diminishing fossil fuel reserves which he believes will again soon rear its head, despite...

Post-Carbon Music

December 28, 2017

Over the next few minutes I hope to share with you a little of what I’ve learned about the likely trajectory of industrial society for the remainder of this century, and some speculations about the possible role of music...

Learning Resiliency from Disaster

November 29, 2017

  Hosted by: Barbara Bernstein, Locus Focus by KBOO On October 16 Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, was scheduled to come on this show to talk about a controversy that was raging over how to reach a...

Democracy at Risk

November 27, 2017

The following are remarks offered at the Peter B. Lewis Center on the campus of Oberlin College to open a recent two-day forum titled, “The State of American Democracy“: In 1952 theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote: “For if we should...