The Need to Stretch our Thinking in Time of Pandemic

Hosted by: 
Produced by: 
Air date: 
Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Planet Earth in Hospice

The COVID-19 Pandemic is stretching the ways we need to think in so many ways, economically, socially, medically and spiritually. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow with the Post Carbon Institute, about how the coronavirus pandemic provides both opportunities and challenges for creating a sustainable future, as it reminds us that we are vulnerable biological organisms in Earth’s web of life. In the face of disaster capitalist predators, how do we build a new culture and society that sustains life for everyone on the planet, human and non human alike.

Richard Heinberg is Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is regarded as one of the world’s foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels. He has authored scores of essays and articles that have appeared in such journals as Nature, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, The American Prospect, Public Policy Research, Quarterly Review, Yes!, and The Sun; and on websites such as,,,,,,, Pacific Standard,,, and He has appeared several times on Locus Focus.

Download audio file

Audio by Topic: