Uploaded on Aug 2, 2011
Excerpted from: http://www.endofgrowth.com
Richard Heinberg propose a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic history. The expansionary trajectory of industrial civilization is colliding with non-negotiable natural limits.
** Please understand that we fit all we could into a five minute video. Yes, there are many issues and nuances left out. You’ll find most addressed in the book from which this material was excerpted: http://www.endofgrowth.com***
“Why have mainstream economists ignored environmental limits for so long? If Heinberg is right, they will have much explaining to do.” — LESTER BROWN, Founder Earth Policy Institute
“Heinberg shows how peak oil, peak water, peak food, etc. lead not only to the end of growth, but to the beginning of a new era of progress without growth.” — HERMAN E. DALY, Professor Emeritus, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
“By the time you finish Heinberg’s book, you will have 2 conclusions: This is the end of economic growth and it is our problem, not our childrens’. It’s time to get ready. This book is the place to start.” –PAUL GILDING — Former head of Greenpeace International
“Richard has rung the bell on the limits to growth. Our shift from quantity of consumption to quality of life is the great challenge of our generation. Frightening…but ultimately freeing.” –JOHN FULLERTON – President and Founder, Capital Institute