Richard Heinberg wrote this article for Life After Oil, the Spring 2016 Issue of YES! Magazine. Richard is Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels. He is the author of 12 award-winning books, including six on the subject of fossil fuel depletion. He has written for Nature, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and The Christian Science Monitor, among other publications, and has delivered hundreds of lectures on energy and climate issues to audiences around the world.