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Peak oil educator Richard Heinberg challenges “binary thinking”
By Matthew Burrows / Straight (Vancouver Free Press) / February 9, 2012
... "We’re fighting over the crumbs,” Heinberg told the Straight via cellphone from 100 Mile House, where he was giving a talk on February 8. “That’s what’s happening. The world is preparing to fight over the crumbs.” ...
It's the end of the world as we know it, author says
But post-carbon journalist Richard Heinberg feels fine
By Randy Shore / Vancouver Sun / February 10, 2012
... "Joe and Mary Toolbox are already worried," said Heinberg.
"There wouldn't be an Occupy movement unless people were - not just outraged by the bailouts of the banks - but really worried about their own futures." ...
Richard Heinberg schools Vancouver on the new economic reality
Justice Marshall / Vancouver Observer / February 11, 2012
... About 300 people showed up to hear Heinberg speak last night at Langara college where he presented the argument that makes up the basis of his latest book, The End of Growth. The first half of Heinberg’s message is that the growth economy as we know it is played out. There will be no recovery. It’s done. Kaput. According to Heinberg, the idea that a global economy can grow forever on a finite world has always been flawed, a case of baseless wishful thinking propped up by a couple hundred years of cheap energy and various financial bubbles. ...
kildred590 wrote:Well South Australia now gets about 80% of its energy from wind and solar sources.
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