Richard Heinberg is widely regarded as one of the world’s most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. Senior Fellow-in-Residence at Post Carbon Institute, Richard is best known as a leading educator on Peak Oil—the point at which we reach maximum global oil production—and the resulting devastating impact it will have on our economic, food, and transportation systems. He is the author of nine books in which his wry, unflinching approach exposes the tenuousness of our current way of life and offers a vision for a truly sustainable future. His latest book, Blackout: Coal, Climate, and the Last Energy Crisis, brings critical information to the debate about coal’s role as a continuing energy source in the face of climate change. As a sought-after speaker, Richard has presented throughout the world and has been featured on radio and television and in documentaries including End of Suburbia and Leonardo DiCaprio’s The 11th Hour.