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.
I have now read this book several times and have enjoyed it every time, though the information in it is now becoming somewhat dated -- especially with the advent of the Canadian... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Matthew McCleary
Very solid grounding in the issues facing modern western civilisation and its dependence on cheap oil. Read morePublished 6 months ago by David Branson
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 10 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 15 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 15 months ago by G ORCHARD
Great Book, a refreshing aproach to geopolotics, commodity economics and hidden causes for war monggering countrys. revised edition reffers to oil data.Published 23 months ago by Bernardo Gomez
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 23 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 on February 20, 2013 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 on January 30, 2013 by Martin Hanson