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Richard Heinberg's Museletter: What Will We Eat as the Oil Runs Out?

03 Dec 2007
View all related to Food Security | Local Food | Museletter | Oil | Peak Oil | Relocalization | Resource Depletion
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Our global food system faces a crisis of unprecedented scope. This crisis, which threatens to imperil the lives of hundreds of millions and possibly billions of human beings, consists of four simultaneously colliding dilemmas, all arising from our relatively recent pattern of dependence on depleting fossil fuels.

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al-Huseini transcript now available

28 Nov 2007

A transcript of David Strahan's interview with former top Saudi Aramco official Sadad al-Huseini is now available. Transcriptions and translations of our content help spread GPM's important message to an even wider audience - to become a volunteer transcriber or translator for Global Public Media, please read the information page, then contact us.

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Peak Oil Activists Gather, Plan for Hard Times, Will Lead the Way

28 Nov 2007
View all related to Climate Change | conference | Oil | Peak Oil | Relocalization
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Former professor and author David Korten told close to 300 applauding peak oil activists that they are not a fringe minority but the leading edge of a super-majority "and it's time we start acting like it." Korten issued his rallying call in October at the "Fourth U.S. Conference on Peak Oil and Community Solutions" where activists from 30 some states discussed ways to respond to declining oil production and other coming planetary woes. Korten joined a dozen other speakers in "Planning for Hard Times," the theme of the three-day conference sponsored by Community Solution at Antioch College.

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Who's talking about peak oil

18 Nov 2007
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"We may be at a point of peak oil production. You may see $100 a barrel oil in the next two or three years."
-Former President Bill Clinton, London Business School, March 28, 2006

Global Public Media reader Steven Athearn has compiled an impressive collection of notable quotes about peak oil and energy vulnerability. View the PDF.

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Ron Cooke: Credit Crunch: It Ain’t Over Yet

18 Nov 2007
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In March 2007, the Cultural Economist Ron Cooke predicted a recession. Today he notes, "we are sinking into a credit crisis of very large dimensions."

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Read about sustainable finance and GHG's

06 Nov 2007

Once again, thanks to Katherine Baldwin for her tireless work, this time transcribing interviews with Oscar Kjellberg on Sweden's sustainable finance system and Dr. Tim Flannery on stopping our emissions. Transcriptions and translations of our content help spread GPM's important message to an even wider audience. To become a volunteer transcriber or translator for Global Public Media, please read the information page, then contact us.

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Richard Heinberg's Museletter: Big Melt Meets Big Empty

04 Nov 2007
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"The only way to avert massive social chaos and famine as extraction levels decline will be to devote public capital domestically toward the building of low energy infrastructure (e.g., electrified rail networks, trolley lines, wind farms) while moving many people to rural areas and teaching them to farm sustainably. Production and consumption will have to be largely re-localized, essential goods rationed by quota. Basically the same thing will have to happen in the poor nations."

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Pickens and Skrebowski transcriptions

29 Oct 2007

Thanks to volunteer Katherine Baldwin for transcribing our recent interviews with T. Boone Pickens and Chris Skrebowski. Transcriptions and translations of our content help spread GPM's important message to an even wider audience. To become a volunteer transcriber or translator for Global Public Media, please read the information page, then contact us.

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New Peak Moment transcripts

19 Oct 2007

Volunteers have transcribed two episodes of Peak Moment Television: Learning from Cuba's Response to Peak Oil and The Social Effects of Peak Oil. Thank you Katherine and April, your efforts are greatly appreciated! Transcriptions and translations of our content help spread GPM's important message to an even wider audience. To become a volunteer transcriber or translator for Global Public Media, please read the information page, then contact us.

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Richard Heinberg's Museletter: Powerdown Revisited/As the World Burns

14 Oct 2007
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It’s getting pretty damn obvious that the world is sliding head-first into the abyss at an accelerating rate, with most Americans as oblivious as ever. Museletter #186 has been completed in two parts - both of which are now available.