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Richard-Heinberg

Richard Heinberg

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The Energy and Food Crisis Is Far Worse Than Most Americans Realize

Whenever there's an energy crisis, it can quickly become an everything crisis.

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The Failure of Global Elites—and What You Should Do Next

It's difficult to convey the degree and depth of elites' failure without descending into lurid disaster porn.

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After the Ukraine Invasion: Sobering New Global Energy-Economic-Political Terrain

As the people of Ukraine suffer—world leaders, transfixed by geopolitics—seem even further away from collective recognition of what will be required to avert societal collapse.

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The Best Climate Policy You've Probably Never Heard Of

The essence of the plan is simplicity itself: just directly reduce fossil fuel production and consumption.

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How Are the US and Other Countries Doing on Fighting Climate Change?

It's certainly too little, and it’s too late to avert significant impacts to nature and humanity. But it’s not too late to wise up to natural limits and start planning for low-energy life after fossil fuels. If we adopt a cynical attitude and do nothing, we guarantee the worst possible outcome for future generations.

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Social Cohesion Is Vital, and We're Losing It

As with climate change, inequality, and our other collective problems, solutions will entail confronting and reining in power—whether the power of wealth, of outsized political representation, or of social media companies.

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Here's the Fracking Truth About America's Last Fossil-Fueled Hurrah

In order to recover the abundance of these fuels that the EIA claims will be there for the taking, between now and 2050 the industry will need to drill something on the order of 700,000 new wells at a total cost of over $5 trillion.

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The End of Growth: Ten Years After

Leaders of government, finance, and industry seem to have borrowed their way to another decade of economic growth—which was mostly squandered in profit-taking rather than being spent preparing for the societal challenges that the inevitable and fast-approaching termination of growth will entail.

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