Resource Depletion

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The Reality Report: Jeffrey J. Brown and Net Oil Exports

12 Sep 2007 |
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Jeffrey J. Brown is an oil exploration geoscientist, primarily in Texas. This episode of the Reality Report looks at "net oil exports," and how the energy crisis creates the need to transform from an economy of mass global consumers to one of local producers. His website is: http://graphoilogy.blogspot.com/.

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Richard Heinberg's Museletter #185: Peak Everything

03 Sep 2007
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This book is not an introduction to the subject of Peak Oil; several existing volumes serve that function (including my own The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies). Instead it addresses the social and historical context in which the event is occurring, and explores how we can reorganize our thinking and action in several critical areas in order to better navigate this perilous time.

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Richard Heinberg's Museletter- The View From Oil's Peak

09 Aug 2007
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How near is the global peak? Today the majority of oil-producing nations are seeing reduced output: in 2006, BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy reported declines in 27 of the 51 producing nations listed. In some instances, these declines will be temporary and are occurring because of lack of investment in production technology or domestic political problems. But in most instances the decline results from factors of geology: while older oil fields continue to yield crude, beyond a certain point it becomes impossible to maintain maximum flow rates by any available means. And so as years go by there are fewer nations in the category of oil exporters and more nations in the category of oil importers.

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Lifeboat Show: The Psychology of Denial

16 Oct 2006 |
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Garrison Keilor said, "Here in Lake Woebegone, we have the ability to look Reality right in the eye and deny it!" Global warming, resource depletion, and erosion of our economic and constitutional systems are realities many people would rather deny than discuss, and where does that leave the rest of us? In this two part program, psychologists Steven Berk, Mark Burdick, Dominie Cappadonna & George McClendon explore the divide between those who refuse to consider today's staggering challenges and those who inform themselves and then struggle to cope with both the difficult information and with those who remain steadfastly in denial of it.

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Lifeboat Show: Challenges and Opportunities of Peak Oil

18 Dec 2006 |
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Richard Heinberg speaking in Eugene, Oregon. Richard Heinberg is widely regarded as America’s foremost educator on Peak Oil, the economic condition that occurs when global petroleum production begins an irreversible decline as demand soars. Many experts have issued disturbing warnings of dramatic consequences within the coming decade. Professor Heinberg teaches at New College of California, on energy and environmental sustainability issues. He is the author of The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies and Power Down: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World. He also publishes a monthly online newsletter at richardheinberg.com.

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Lifeboat Show: Our Ecological Footprint

17 Apr 2006 |
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Dr. William E. Rees is an ecological economist and professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning and co- creator of the Ecological Footprint Analysis. The footprint model calculates the area of the Earth’s productive surface necessary to support a particular lifestyle or level of consumption. Dr Rees explains that our present level of resource consumption, coupled with our current population growth, exceeds Earth’s carrying capacity and, therefore, is not sustainable. Unless we change our consumption patterns now, modern civilization as we know it is doomed to collapse.

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Rob Hopkins on the transition movement

13 Jul 2007 |
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TransitionCulture.org's Rob Hopkins talks in detail with GPM's Andi Hazelwood about the movement across the UK to transition to a low fossil fuel future and about his own group, Transition Town Totnes. Hopkins also successfully counters the excuses and arguments against transition efforts.

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Reality Report: Sharon Astyk on food and farming

02 Jul 2007 |
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How many farmers will it take to feed America as oil and natural gas supplies decline? Sharon Astyk is head farmer at a CSA in central New York, currently working on a pair of books with New Society Publishers titled “Depletion and Abundance: The New Home Front, Families and the Coming Crisis” and “A Nation of Farmers.” Sharon also frequently writes essays that appear on her website and elsewhere, check out http://casaubonsbook.blogspot.com/

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Creating an Energy Descent Action Plan

29 Jun 2007 |
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Rob Hopkins of TransitionCulture.org and Sonya Wallace of Creating a Sustainable Sunshine Coast (CASSC) tell GPM's Andi Hazelwood about creating an Energy Descent Action Plan (EDAP) and dealing with the associated challenges.