Limits and Prospects for Human Survival
by Richard Heinberg

“…an impressive, sweeping, and thought-provoking narrative.”

—Dennis Meadows, coauthor, The Limits to Growth
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Power, Richard Heinberg’s newest and most ambitious book, traces how humans have come to overpower the earth’s natural systems and oppress one another…with catastrophic implications.

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“Richard Heinberg is a writer of unfailing interest and this book sums up much of his life’s thinking…”

—Bill McKibben, Falter

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A rich, moving, and necessary treatise from our most accomplished, coherent, and compassionate thinker on sustainable futures. “

—Douglas Rushkoff, Team Human

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About the author

Richard Heinberg is the author of thirteen previous books including The Party’s OverPowerdownPeak Everything, and The End of Growth. He is Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world’s most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels.­­ He lives in Santa Rosa, California.

About Post Carbon Institute

Founded in 2003, Post Carbon Institute’s mission is to lead the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world by providing individuals and communities with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated ecological, economic, energy, and equity crises of the 21st century.