Power to change the world - for good or really, really bad. With Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute


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In this, our ninth season (and third year), we are aiming to look more deeply into the ways we might create a flourishing future that we would be proud to leave to the generations that follow us.

With that in mind, our first guest of this new season is Richard Heinberg, author of the magesterial, 'Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival' which came out in September 2021.

Richard is Senior Fellow-in-Residence of the Post Carbon Institute, and is regarded as one of the world’s foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels. He is the author of fourteen books in all, including some of the seminal works on society’s current energy and environmental sustainability crisis:

His books include:

  • Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival (September 2021) power.postcarbon.org
  • Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy, co-authored with David Fridley (Island Press, 2016) ourrenewablefuture.org

Also mentioned in the podcast:

Fermi Paradox: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_paradox
Peter Turchin: https://peterturchin.com/
The Evolution of Beauty by Richard Prum: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/The-Evolution-of-Beauty-by-Richard-O-Prum/9780385537216

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