What is The Great Simplification?

The Great Simplification is a portal and roadmap to the cultural transition  we face in the coming decade.

Get involved through the podcast, watching our animated videos, learning and thinking about what The Great Simplification means for you, and by starting discussions in your networks and community. Let’s meet the future halfway.

Who is Nate Hagens?

Nate Hagens is the Executive Director of The Institute for the Study of Energy & Our Future (ISEOF) an organization focused on educating and preparing society for the coming cultural transition. Formerly in the finance industry at Lehman Brothers and Salomon Brothers, since 2003 Nate has shifted his focus to understanding the interrelationships between energy, environment, and finance and the implication this synthesis has for human futures.

Nate hosts the podcast The Great Simplification with Nate Hagens, in which he has conversations with experts in energy, ecology, government, technology, and economics to provide a systemic view of the world around us.

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What is The Great Simplification Podcast?

The Great Simplification is a weekly podcast where Nate has conversations with experts in ecology, economics, energy, technology, community building, and more to create a systems perspective on the issues we face.

New episodes come out every Wednesday wherever you listen to podcasts!

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People, society, and Earth's systems midway through the carbon pulse


Hiking the narrow path between fantasy and doom.