This report seeks to build a coherent narrative about the roots of the polycrisis, the signs of its arrival and evolution, and why we should be thinking differently about the future.
Energy Transition and Economic Sufficiency: Food, Transportation and Education in a Post-Carbon Society
Renewable energies will not save our always-on, constantly growing, high-energy economy. But many aspects of contemporary technology, plus lessons from our long history, can help us in the “sufficient economy” of the future.
How Long Will the Shale Revolution Last?: Technology versus Geology and the Lifecycle of Shale Plays
How Long Will the Shale Revolution Last? provides a realistic assessment of future production in the top U.S. tight oil and shale gas plays. It is most extensive of our highly regarded analyses of U.S. shale production.
The Future is Rural challenges the conventional wisdom about the future of food in our modern, globalized world. It is a much-needed reality check that explains why certain trends we take for granted are historical anomalies.
Award-winning journalist Matthieu Auzanneau deftly traces how oil became a national and then global addiction, outlines the enormous consequences of that addiction, sheds new light on major historical and contemporary figures, and raises new questions about the conventional history of oil. Foreword by Richard Heinberg.
The Community Resilience Reader combines a fresh look at the challenges humanity faces in the 21st century, the essential tools of resilience science, and the wisdom of activists, scholars, and analysts working with community issues on the ground.
There’s No App for That: Technology and Morality in the Age of Climate Change, Overpopulation, and Biodiversity Loss
Technology has grown with us, side by side, since the dawn of human society. Each time that we’ve turned to it to solve a problem or make us more comfortable, we’ve been granted a solution. But it turns out that all of the gifts Technology has bestowed on us come with costs. Richard Heinberg examines where this incredibly pervasive belief falls apart and offers compelling evidence for why we can’t count on technology alone to save us from climate change, overpopulation, and biodiversity loss.
The transition to clean energy will not be a simple matter of replacing fossil fuels with renewables. Our Renewable Future is a clear-eyed and urgent guide to this transformation.