Richard Heinberg

Richard Heinberg is the author of The Party's Over and Powerdown, and is a Core Faculty member of New College of California in Santa Rosa.

Recent Articles

The Challenge of Peak Oil

The supply of extractable oil is subject to geological limits. At some point those limits will overcome our ability to produce oil at the ever-expanding rates that growing economies demand. The global peak is likely to occur well before societies adapt painlessly to a different energy regime. And that likely time lag contradicts the way orthodox economists imagine that rising prices solve supply shocks by steering economies to develop and use substitutes.