Richard Heinberg to Discuss the End of Oil

March 23rd, 2005 by Adam

Plymouth State University’s Saul O Sidore Lecture Series presents “The Party’s Over: Ramifications of the Coming End of Oil,” a talk by Richard Heinberg on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in Heritage Commons at Hall Residence Hall on Highland Street. (Note: Location change)

According to journalist and New College of California professor Richard Heinberg, “The world is about to plunge into a new era of dwindling fossil fuels, and no one is prepared. If the leadership of the U.S. continues with current policies, the next decades will be filled with oil wars, economic collapse, and environmental catastrophe.”
Heinberg’s lecture will focus on current and future oil production and its consequences for the global economy, transportation, agriculture and geopolitics. He will include tips and resources for communities seeking to promote sustainability.

Heinberg is the author of The Party’s Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies (2003) and Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World (2004). He has lectured widely, appearing on national radio and television both nationally and internationally. Heinberg is a core faculty member of New College of California, where he teaches courses on energy and society, ecology and sustainable communities. His lecture at Plymouth State University is co-sponsored by The Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative.

All Sidore events are free to the public, but reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 535-ARTS. Each talk is followed by a reception with refreshments. For more information, call 535-2501.

The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series was established at Plymouth State in 1979 to bring a variety of speakers to the University each year to address critical social, political and cultural issues and events of our time.

Series information can be found online at