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 New World Notes 
 First of 2 parts
 Weekly Program
 Richard Heinberg
 Kenneth Dowst  
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In Part 1 of this interesting speech, Heinberg discusses our intersecting global crises. These are the end of cheap energy, runaway global debt, and climate change. Then he identifies an underlying cause of all three crises--an economic system that demands and depends on constant, compounding GROWTH. But such growth cannot continue much longer on a finite planet. . . .

(Next week: imagining--and planning for--a low-growth or no-growth future. It might not be so bad, after all.)
Heinberg's talk is titled "Life After Growth: Why the Economy is Shrinking and What to Do About It." He gave it in Chicago on November 2, 2012. It was recorded by Kelly Pierce, of the Chicago Independent Media Center, and previously broadcast on Alex Smith's Radio Ecoshock Show (dated January 16, 2013. Thanks to all concerned.

"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for "false promises") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
Richard Heinberg is Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute.

Thanks to (a different installment of) Radio Ecoshock for this week's "outro" music.

On-air I incorrectly give the date of Heinberg's speech as November 22, 2012. It was November 2.

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