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Heinberg, Richard

Works: 71 works in 228 publications in 3 languages and 10,441 library holdings
Genres: Comparative studies  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: HC79.E5, 330.905
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Heinberg
The party's over : oil, war and the fate of industrial societies by Richard Heinberg( Book )
39 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the political and economic impact of oil depletion, recommending a managed transition to a low-energy sustainable society and a global program of resource sharing in light of the imminent decline of world oil supplies
Powerdown options and actions for a post-carbon world by Richard Heinberg( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If the US continues with current policies, the next decades will be marked by war, economic collapse, and environmental catastrophe. Resource depletion and population pressures are about to catch up with us, and no one is prepared. The political élites, especially in the US, are incapable of dealing with the situation, and have in mind a punishing game of "Last One Standing."The alternative is "Powerdown," a strategy that will require tremendous effort and economic sacrifice in order to reduce per-capita resource usage in wealthy countries, develop alternative energy sources, distribute resour
The end of growth : adapting to our new economic reality by Richard Heinberg( Book )
19 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits. The End of Growth proposes a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic history. The expansionary trajectory of industrial civilization is colliding with non-negotiable natural limits. Richard Heinberg's latest landmark work goes to the heart of the ongoing financial crisis, explaining how and why it occurred, and what we must do to avert the worst potential outcomes. Written in an engaging, highly readable style, it shows why growth is being blocked by three factors: resource depletion, environmental impacts, and crushing levels of debt. These converging limits will force us to re-evaluate cherished economic theories and to reinvent money and commerce. The End of Growth describes what policy makers, communities, and families can do to build a new economy that operates within Earth's budget of energy and resources. We can thrive during the transition if we set goals that promote human and environmental well-being, rather than continuing to pursue the now-unattainable prize of ever-expanding GDP."--Publisher's website
Blackout coal, climate and the last energy crisis by Richard Heinberg( )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Blackout goes to the heart of the tough energy questions that will dominate every sphere of public policy throughout the first half of this century, and it is a must-read for planners, educators, and anyone concerned about energy consumption, peak oil, and climate change"--Provided by publisher
Peak everything : waking up to the century of declines by Richard Heinberg( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The 21st century ushered in a new era of declines in a number of crucial areas: global oil, natural gas and coal extraction; availability of fresh water; yearly grain harvests; economic growth; extraction rates for minerals and ores; and climate stability." "Peak Everything addresses the personal, psychological, and cultural challenges we face as nature rapidly dictates our new limits. Richard Heinberg offers a combination of commentary and forecasting on subjects as diverse as farming and industrial design."--BOOK JACKET
The post carbon reader : managing the 21st century's sustainability crises by Richard Heinberg( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the 20th century, cheap and abundant energy brought previously unimaginable advances in health, wealth, and technology, and fed an explosion in population and consumption. But this growth came at an incredible cost. Climate change, peak oil, freshwater depletion, species extinction, and a host of economic and social problems now challenge us as never before. The Post Carbon Reader features articles by some of the world's most provocative thinkers on the key drivers shaping this new century, from renewable energy and urban agriculture to social justice and systems resilience. This unprecedented collection takes a hard-nosed look at the interconnected threats of our global sustainability quandary--as well as the most promising responses. The Post Carbon Reader is a valuable resource for policymakers, college classrooms, and concerned citizens."--Publisher's description
Memories and visions of paradise : exploring the universal myth of a lost golden age by Richard Heinberg( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cloning the Buddha : the moral impact of biotechnology by Richard Heinberg( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Is it "fair" for wealthy people to buy genes to assure their offspring good looks, health, and high intelligence?" "Are tomatoes, genomically spliced to include fish genes because of their anti-aging properties, acceptable food for vegetarians?" "If biotech can cure cystic fibrosis and other diseases and alleviate world hunger, wouldn't it be morally wrong not to pursue it?" "Richard Heinberg tackles some of the thorniest ethical questions we face. Examples from plant and animal research; interviews with scientific, political, and religious leaders; and a clear overview of the helpful and harmful effects of biotech on our food supply, reproductive choices, and environment give thinking readers ample evidence for making up their minds."--Jacket
A new covenant with nature : notes on the end of civilization and the renewal of culture by Richard Heinberg( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foreword / Chellis Glendinning -- Pt. I. Civilization Reconsidered. 1. Our Covenants with Nature. 2. Fateful Choices, Then and Now. 3. Catastrophe and Culture. 4. Collective Trauma and the Origin of Civilization. 5. What Are Our Options? 6. Toward a Rebirth of Culture -- Pt. II. The Anatomy of Cultural Renewal. 7. The Arts: Bringing Spirit Down to Earth. 8. Economics: Is Money Evil? 9. Governance: Freedom, Necessity, and Power. 10. Spirituality: Raw or Cooked? 11. Science: Morsels of Knowledge, Banquets of Ignorance. 12. A Different Kind of Progress -- Pt. III. The Great Purification. 13. Lessons in Humility. 14. The Roots of Culture. 15. How to Save the World: A Global Perspective. 16. How to Save the World: A Personal Response. 17. New Myth, New Culture
The oil depletion protocol : a plan to avert oil wars, terrorism, and economic collapse by Richard Heinberg( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Oil Depletion Protocol describes a unique accord whereby nations would voluntarily reduce their oil production and oil imports according to a consistent, sensible formula. This would enable the task of energy transition to be planned and supported over the long term, providing a context of stable energy prices and peaceful cooperation. The Protocol will be presented at international gatherings, initiating the process of country-by-country negotiation and adoption, and mobilizing public support."--BOOK JACKET
Energy : overdevelopment and the delusion of endless growth by George( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
ENERGY takes an unflinching look at the systems that support our insatiable thirst for more power (and the ideas behind those systems) along with their unintended side effects. From oil spills, nuclear accidents, mountaintop-removal coal mining, and natural gas "fracking" to wind power projects and solar power plants, every source of energy has costs. Virtually every region of the globe now experiences the consequences of out-of-control energy development. No place is sacred, no landscape is safe from the relentless search for resources to power perpetual economic growth. Even the composition of the global atmosphere is affected -- book jacket
Blind spot ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[This film] explores the inextricable link between the energy we use, the way we run our economy, and the multiplying threats that now confront the environmental health and stability of our planet. Taking as its starting point the inevitable energy depletion scenario known as "Peak Oil," the film surveys a fascinating range of the latest intellectual, political, and scientific thought to make the case that by whatever means of greed, wishful thinking, neglect, or ignorance, we now find ourselves at a disturbing crossroads: we can continue to burn fossil fuels and witness the collapse of our ecology, or we can choose not to and witness the collapse of our economy." -- Container
The economics of happiness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary film about economic localization, a powerful strategy that can help heal our world from crisis -- our ecosystems, our societies, and ourselves. "The Economic of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. As governments and big business continue to push for 'growth' in the form of increased global trade, we're seeing an increase in climate chaos, senseless war, fundamentalism, financial volatility, income inequality, and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, people around the world are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of both trade and finance. And, far from the old institutions of power, communities are coming together to re-build more human-scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm -- an economics of localization."--Container
Celebrate the solstice : honoring the Earth's seasonal rhythms through festival and ceremony by Richard Heinberg( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is an accessible, engaging tool to help people enrich their lives through the observance of ancient, astronomically determined Earth festivals. It assists us to recover an experience that had deep meaning for the ancients and that is now increasingly relevant to a world facing environmental challlenges. Seasonal festivals are not meant to be cultural relics. They are joyous, fun, mischievous, profound, life-affirming events that connect us deeply with the Earth, the heavens, and the wellspring of being within us. This book encourages us to undertake full-bodied, ecstatic seasona
Snake oil : how fracking's false promise of plenty imperils our future by Richard Heinberg( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines "fracking from both economic and environmental perspectives, informed by ... analysis of shale gas and oil drilling data"--Page 4 of cover
The end of growth adapting to our new economic reality by Richard Heinberg( )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Heinberg illustrates that the expansionary trajectory of industrial civilization can no longer continue and proposes a reevaluation of economic priorities as people move toward sustainability
Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth : a Path to Agriculture's Higher Consciousness by Eric Herm( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the publisher. This book examines commercial agriculture's strain on our natural resources, ecosystems, and the farmer. As a fourth-generation farmer, Eric Herm deals with the harsh economic realities and complicated legislation facing farmers, as well as the undeniable health impact of GMO crops and excessive chemicals. The book provides resources of natural, healthy alternatives that will inspire the farmers' transformation from corporate-motivated producers back to the flesh and bone guardian angels of the Earth
Fleeing Vesuvius overcoming the risks of economic and environmental collapse by Gillian Fallon( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Preparing for a future of economic contraction
Peak everything : waking up to the century of decline in Earth's resources by Richard Heinberg( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 20th century saw unprecedented growth in population, food production and energy consumption. As the population shifted from rural areas to urban cities, the human impact on the environment increased dramatically. This book addresses various cultural, psychological and practical changes we need to make as nature rapidly dictates our new limits
Didgeridoo dreaming by Alistair Black( Recording )
3 editions published in 1992 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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ハインバーグ, リチャード
English (156)
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Chinese (2)