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Heinberg, Richard

Works: 84 works in 319 publications in 5 languages and 13,357 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Comparative studies  Nonfiction films  Environmental films  Folklore  Nature films 
Roles: Author, Performer, Interviewee, Contributor, Redactor, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: HD9560.6, 333.8232
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 )

52 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,322 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
The end of growth : adapting to our new economic reality by Richard Heinberg( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 826 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
Power down : options and actions for a post-carbon world by Richard Heinberg( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Resource depletion and population pressures are about to catch up with us and no one is prepared. Oil is running out and, if the U.S. continues with current policies, the next decades will be marked by war, economic collapse, and environmental catastrophe." "There are alternatives. A "Powerdown" strategy, for example, would aim to reduce per-capita resource usage in wealthy countries, develop alternative energy sources, distribute resources more equitably, and reduce the human population humanely but systematically over time. It could save us, but will require tremendous effort and economic sacrifice." "Powerdown speaks frankly to these dilemmas. Avoiding cynicism and despair, it begins with an overview of the likely impacts of oil and natural gas depletion and then outlines four options for industrial societies during the next decades."--Jacket
The post carbon reader : managing the 21st century's sustainability crises( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 663 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 )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a presentation of a globe-spanning cross-cultural survey of the universal story of Paradise through a tapestry of myth, religion, history and oral tradition. It examines the related myths of creation, the fall from grace and subsequent floods and catastrophes, providing a comprehensive look at the main elelments of world myth and their possible meanings. Heinberg demonstrates how the vision and memory of Paradise have infused human endeavour through literature, poetry, political thought, and utopian experiments, from Miltons "Paradise Lost" to the founding of the United States and the communes of the 1960s and 1970s. In addition, he explores the significance of visionary states of consciousness that feature symbols and images strikingly similar to those found in Paradise myths
Peak everything : waking up to the century of declines by Richard Heinberg( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 532 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."--Jacket
A new covenant with nature : notes on the end of civilization and the renewal of culture by Richard Heinberg( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 353 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
Our renewable future : laying the path for 100% clean energy by Richard Heinberg( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The next few decades will see a profound energy transformation throughout the world. By the end of the century (and perhaps sooner), we will shift from fossil fuel dependence to rely primarily on renewable sources like solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal power. Driven by the need to avert catastrophic climate change and by the depletion of easily accessible oil, coal, and natural gas, this transformation will entail a major shift in how we live. What might a 100% renewable future look like? Which technologies will play a crucial role in our energy future? What challenges will we face in this transition? And how can we make sure our new system is just and equitable? In Our Renewable Future, energy expert Richard Heinberg and scientist David Fridley explore the challenges and opportunities presented by the shift to renewable energy. Beginning with a comprehensive overview of our current energy system, the authors survey issues of energy supply and demand in key sectors of the economy, including electricity generation, transportation, buildings, and manufacturing. In their detailed review of each sector, the authors examine the most crucial challenges we face, from intermittency in fuel sources to energy storage and grid redesign. The book concludes with a discussion of energy and equity and a summary of key lessons and steps forward at the individual, community, and national level. The transition to clean energy will not be a simple matter of replacing coal with wind power or oil with solar; it will require us to adapt our energy usage as dramatically as we adapt our energy sources. Our Renewable Future is a clear-eyed and urgent guide to this transformation that will be a crucial resource for policymakers and energy activists."--Publisher's description
Blackout : coal, climate and the last energy crisis by Richard Heinberg( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis goes to the heart of the tough energy questions that will dominate every sphere of public policy throughout the first half of this century. The book offers a bracing analysis of the future of coal, the dirtiest of all fossil fuels, concluding that: the peak or world coal production may be less than two decades away; our ability to minimize climate change will hinge on reducing, not increasing, our coal consumption; and "clean coal" technology cannot be developed on a large scale."--Jacket
Cloning the Buddha : the moral impact of biotechnology by Richard Heinberg( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 338 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
The oil depletion protocol : a plan to avert oil wars, terrorism, and economic collapse by Richard Heinberg( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 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."--Jacket
Snake oil : how fracking's false promise of plenty imperils our future by Richard Heinberg( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 253 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
Afterburn : society beyond fossil fuels by Richard Heinberg( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate change, along with the depletion of oil, coal, and gas, dictate that we will inevitably move away from our profound societal reliance on fossil fuels; but just how big a transformation will this be? While many policy-makers assume that renewable energy sources will provide an easy "plug-and-play" solution, author Richard Heinberg suggests instead that we are in for a wild ride; a "civilization reboot" on a scale similar to the agricultural and industrial revolutions. Afterburn consists of fifteen essays exploring various aspects of the twenty-first century migration away from fossil fuels including: short-term political and economic factors that impede broad-scale, organized efforts to adapt; the origin of longer-term trends (such as consumerism), that have created a way of life that seems "normal" to most Americans, but is actually unprecedented, highly fragile, and unsustainable; and potential opportunities and sources of conflict that are likely to emerge. From the inevitability and desirability of more locally organized economies to the urgent need to preserve our recent cultural achievements and the futility of pursuing economic growth above all, Afterburn offers cutting-edge perspectives and insights that challenge conventional thinking about our present, our future, and the choices in our hands--Provided by publisher
Blind spot( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 202 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 by Helena Norberg-Hodge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 197 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
Energy : overdevelopment and the delusion of endless growth by Tom Butler( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 147 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
Celebrate the solstice : honoring the Earth's seasonal rhythms through festival and ceremony by Richard Heinberg( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 147 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 challenges. 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 seasonal rene
The wisdom to survive : climate change, capitalism & community( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The wisdom to survive accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks, what is keeping us from action? The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of society, and the lives of billions of people. Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption. They urge us to open ourselves to the beauty that surrounds us and get to work on ensuring it thrives. Among those featured are Bill McKibben, Joanna Macy, Nikki Cooley, Roger Payne, Richard Heinberg, Amy Seidl, Stephanie Kaza, Gus Speth, Jihan Gearan, and Ben Falk"--Container
The end of growth : adapting to our new economic reality by Richard Heinberg( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 115 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
Fleeing Vesuvius : overcoming the risks of economic and environmental collapse by Gillian Fallon( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparing for a future of economic contraction
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Alternative Names
Richard Heinberg Amerikaans journalist

Richard Heinberg US-amerikanischer Zivilisationskritiker

Richard Heinberg Writer, journalist, educator, environmentalist

ریچارد هاینبرگ

하인버그, 리처드

ハインバーグ, リチャード

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Italian (2)

Dutch (1)

The end of growth : adapting to our new economic realityPower down : options and actions for a post-carbon worldThe post carbon reader : managing the 21st century's sustainability crisesMemories and visions of paradise : exploring the universal myth of a lost golden agePeak everything : waking up to the century of declinesA new covenant with nature : notes on the end of civilization and the renewal of cultureBlackout : coal, climate and the last energy crisisCloning the Buddha : the moral impact of biotechnology