Richard Heinberg

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Image:Richard Heinberg.jpgRichard Heinberg (born 1951) is an American journalist and educator who has written extensively on ecological issues, including Peak Oil. He is the author of at least five books [1], including The Party's Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies (2003) and Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World [2].

Heinberg advocates a planned descent down the depletion curves of oil and draws attention to the links between 9/11 and peak oil.

Heinberg lives in Santa Rosa, California and is a core faculty member of New College of California, where he teaches courses on Energy and Society, and Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community. He is a member of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations. He is also an accomplished violinist and an illustrator and book designer. He is married to Janet Barocco.

Heinberg is also the editor of Museletter and has appeared in the documentaries "The End of Suburbia" and "Chasing God".

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