Paul Roberts: "The End of Oil"

A journalist since 1983, Paul Roberts writes and lectures frequently on the complex interplay of economics, technology, and the natural world. “The End of Oil” is his first book. (His most recent book, “The End of Food,” was published in 2008.) Roberts has also written for The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The (UK) Guardian and has appeared in Slate, USA Today, The New Republic, Newsweek, The Christian Science Monitor, Rolling Stone, Seed, and Outside magazine. In June, 2008, published an in-depth article on peak oil for National Geographic. Roberts was a finalist for the National Magazine Award (1999) and for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2005.

A long-time observer of energy issues and politics, Roberts appears regularly on national and international television and radio news shows, including the BBC, PBS NewsHour, CNN’s Lou Dobbs, CNN American Morning, CNBC with Erin Burnett, Bloomberg Television, MSNBC, CBS Evening News, and on NPR’s Morning Edition, On Point, Marketplace, Weekend Edition, and Fresh Air.

Paul Roberts lectures frequently on energy and other resource issues, and has delivered keynote addresses to numerous organizations, including the World Economic Forum (Davos), the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO); the Council on Foreign Relations, and the World Affairs Council. He speaks regularly on college campuses, and in 2009 delivered the commencement address for the University of California-Santa Barabara School of Engineering.