Kunstler, James Howard

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Kunstler, James Howard Gender: M
born on 19 October 1948 at 07:20 (= 07:20 AM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w00
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°01' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 12°08 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 08°32'

James Howard Kunstler (2007)
photo: TheBigDog2, license cc-by-2.0


American author, social critic, public speaker, and blogger, best known for his books The Geography of Nowhere (1994), a history of American suburbia and urban development, The Long Emergency (2005), and Too Much Magic (2012). In The Long Emergency he imagines peak oil and oil depletion resulting in the end of industrialized society, forcing Americans to live in smaller-scale, localized, agrarian (or semi-agrarian) communities. In World Made by Hand (2008) he branches into a science fiction depiction of this future world.

In his writings and lectures, he contends that there is no other alternative energy source on the horizon that can replace relatively cheap oil. He therefore envisions a "low energy" world that will be radically different from today's.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

From Erin by email: "Kunstler gave his birth date/time/place on this podcast, around 1:13:00 [1]."


  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Social)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror (Sci-fi)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction