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This four-part video series, released in April of 2015, explores some of the critical questions we face as society embarks on the transition to life beyond fossil fuels. The themes covered in these videos are much more thoroughly explored in Heinberg’s latest book, Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels.

300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds

First released in late 2010, this video went on to win the 2011 Youtube/DoGooder Nonprofit Video of the Year award and (as of September 2014) has been viewed over 1,500,000 times online, at film festivals, and in classrooms. It’s also been translated into nearly a dozen languages.

Who Killed Economic Growth?

Released in 2011, this video was made to summarize some of the key arguments made in our landmark book, The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality.

Don’t Worry, Drive On

We made this animation to counter the spate of assertions that peak oil is a worry of the past and that the US is entering a new era of energy abundance. The video has since been viewed over 225,000 via Youtube and Vimeo.

Fracking America: Visualizing the Virus (Is it Worth It?)

Released in December 2014.

DISCLAIMER: Well locations and numbers are approximations based on best available data.


Released in September 2014, this video and the accompanying website were made to bring to light, through dark humor, our addiction to oil.

You Are Here: The Oil Journey

Narrated by the legendary actor Peter Coyote, this video tells the story of our collective oil journey over the last hundred years. The video was made to serve as an example of a customizable presentation that anyone can give. For more information visit oiljourney.org.

See these and other videos on our YouTube channel!