Richard Heinberg: After the Burn

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Richard Heinberg: After the Burn

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Richard Heinberg

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 4:30pm

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After a two-century-long burning bender, the globe is in for a heck of a hangover. Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio is Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow at the Post-Carbon Institute, and author of a dozen books about growth, peak oil, and energy issues. His latest book is called Afterburn, a collection of essays that center on the impending consequences of what he terms “The Great Burning” – our chronic habit of fossil-fuel binging. Heinberg and host Alex Wise talk about what it will take to truly transition off of fossil fuels, including the need for bold leadership and radically different policies. He explains why the GDP is a flawed metric for success, and talks about why we should move away from the outdated Gross Domestic Product, and toward the Global Happiness Index as a better metric of national well-being.

Keywords: Energy | Global Happiness Index | Post-Carbon Institute | Richard Heinberg | fossil fuels | sea change radio

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