Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival

How have humans become powerful enough to disrupt the world's climate, trigger the sixth mass extinction, and cause serious harm to the biosphere? And with all the abilities and technologies we've accrued, why do we so often oppress instead of uplift one another? Join us as we explore the hidden driver behind the converging crises of the 21st century. It all comes down to power - our pursuit of it, overuse of it, and abuse of it. Learn how different forms of power arose, what they mean for us today, and why giving up power just might save us. This podcast is based on the groundbreaking book, Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival by Richard Heinberg, one of the world's foremost experts on energy and sustainability. For more information, please visit https://power.postcarbon.org/.
Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival

馃帶 Podcast episodes

Listen to 10 episodes
How to Navigate Power with Wisdom
21 minutes

How to Navigate Power with Wisdom

Powered Down and Better Off
61 minutes

Powered Down and Better Off

Optimal Power
54 minutes

Optimal Power

Fossil Fuels Changed Everything
61 minutes

Fossil Fuels Changed Everything

The Rise of Social Inequality
51 minutes

The Rise of Social Inequality

Fire, Tools, and Language
45 minutes

Fire, Tools, and Language

Power in Nature
51 minutes

Power in Nature

Introduction to Power
41 minutes

Introduction to Power

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