The Law of Diminishing Returns

Richard Heinberg explores how — in our economy, the environment, and energy production — we may well be hitting the point of diminishing returns. When previous societies have hit similar limits, they often doubled-down by attempting ever more complex interventions to keep things going, before finally collapsing. Will this be our fate too? And is there an alternative? This video is the first in a four-part series by Richard Heinberg and Post Carbon Institute. The themes covered in these videos are much more thoroughly explored in Heinberg’s latest book, Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels. Buy the book (use coupon code PCI2015 for a 20% discount through June 14, 2015): http://newsociety.com/Books/A/Afterburn Read the book's introduction: http://www.postcarbon.org/announcing-... read more
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