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RICHARD HEINBERG is the author of six books, including The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies (New Society, 2003) and Cloning the Buddha: The Moral Impact of Biotechnology (Quest, 1999). 

Richard's latest book, The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality (2011), makes a compelling argument that the global economy has reached a fateful, fundamental turning point. As energy and food prices escalate and debt levels explode, paths that formerly led to economic expansion now go nowhere. The "recession" will not end in a "recovery," yet in the coming years we can still thrive if we maximize happiness rather than the futile pursuit of growth at any cost.

Richard is a much sought-after speaker and has presented in dozens of countries and across the United States. He's featured in many documentaries, including End of Suburbia and Leonardo DiCaprio's film 11th Hour. Richard has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, Canadian Broadcasting Television, BBC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Al Jazeera, as well as numerous radio programs (national NPR) and print publications (Time magazine).

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