Radiozine on 12/26/12
Sea Change Radio features an interview with Richard Heinberg, an author, a senior fellow at the Post-Carbon Institute and a leading environmentalist. He discusses his differences with the opinions of author Daniel Yergin.
Last year, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and energy consultant Daniel Yergin published his long-awaited sequel to the The Prize called The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. The New York Times called this follow-up "even better... than the first. It is searching, impartial and alarmingly up to date." The Prize provides readers with an overview of the modern energy industry and posits that peak oil, the premise that the world's oil supply is being rapidly depleted, is an out-dated theory and that with new discoveries in shale gas, we've instead reached a comfortable plateau when it comes to ferreting out fossil fuels from the ground.
Richard Heinberg is the author of ten books, including The Party’s Over, Peak Everything, and The End of Growth. Heinberg is widely regarded as one of the world’s most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels.