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Author, ‘End of Oil’, ’The Impulse Society’



Paul Roberts is the author of three books — The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification; The End of Food (2008); and The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World (2004).


A journalist since 1983, Roberts has also written for The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The (UK) Guardian and his work has appeared in Slate, USA Today, The New Republic, Newsweek, The Christian Science Monitor, Rolling Stone, and Outside magazine.


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 BBC, CNBC with Erin Burnett, PBS NewsHour, MSNBC, CBS Evening News, and on NPR’s Morning Edition, On Point, Weekend Edition, and Fresh Air.


He lives with his family in Washington State.

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