Richard Heinberg is widely acknowledged as one of the world's foremost Peak Oil educators. A journalist, educator, editor, lecturer, and a Core Faculty member of New College of California where he teaches a program on "Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community, he is the author of six previous books including The Party's Over and Powerdown.
Conservation and the use of a variety of energy sources will be required.
This book is essential reading for those concerned about the environment and the future of mankind, and are willing to face the challenges ahead.
I would also recommend you read Mr. Heinberg's follow up book: Power Down after you read The Party's Over.
Heinberg in this early book discussed the predicament that industrial societies would have to face as the supply of oil declined.He presented sound prescience of this issue. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Denis Frith
In addition to climate change, loss of biodiversity, pollution, population increase & consumption, loss of community, debt crises, decline in education - peak oil should be a major... Read morePublished 8 months ago by James R Newlin
It totally reinforced my view that the mathematics, and the laws of physics, do not suggest a happy ending for our society which has become hopelessly dysfunctional on a diet of... Read morePublished 8 months ago by G ORCHARD
Well, how to describe something that is so drastic in predictions as to make one quiver? Heinberg spells out a future for humans that is not very optimistic but sadly, is more... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Laura Lea Evans
This book is simply revolutionary. Great insight into the problems we face with energy in our society. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Robert Webster
If anything can get us out of the delusional straitjacket that is conventional political 'thinking', this book will do it. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Martin Hanson
Not my favorite book, but it does present some very valid truths. In my opinion it is a very one sided argument, and the information is slightly skewed to support their point more... Read morePublished 21 months ago by AP
The book provides a lot of information on it's subjects, which the title itself indicates.
A bit much on the documentation and sources of some of the info, but I guess the... Read more
Richard did not have to convince me about the ultimate decline in extraction rates of nonrenewable resources. Read morePublished on June 19, 2012 by J. Meisenbacher