If you missed Richard Heinberg speaking at Ecobuild 2011, as I did, you'll be pleased to hear that there's a transcript available. Here's the opening paragrpahs:
The premise of my new book, The End of Growth, which will be out in July 2011, is that world economic growth as we know it is hitting up against essential limits.Well worth a read of the full transcript.
I am going to argue that the economic crisis that started in 2008 is more significant even than we have been told. To understand it I think we have to look at more than just the financial aspects of the crisis.