Dr. Albert Bartlett, professor emeritus of Physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder discusses population growth, peak oil and global warming, solutions and sustainability in great detail with GPM's Andi Hazelwood. The in depth interview closes with a brief discussion of A Depletion Protocol for Non-Renewable Natural Resources: Australia as an Example and a look at Queensland's local government reform plan.
On the 14th of June, 2007, the front page of the Independent newspaper in the UK was emblazoned with the words, "A World Without Oil - Scientists challenge major review of global reserves and warn that supplies will start to run out in four years' time". This is a world first, for any major newspaper to cover peak oil on their front page. Your comments welcome.
Richard Heinberg's presentation at New College of California on transitioning to a Post Carbon world. Includes a history of man's energy use and a visual definition of peak oil, a summary of the current state of affairs, projections on what could happen if we don't begin to transition now, and finally discussion of the available responses.
Richard Katz and Dennis Brumm burst the technofix dream-bubble by naming the hard stuff: the lack of sufficient alternatives to oil and gas at the enormous scale needed. Overpopulation exceeding the planet's carrying capacity. Potential collapse. But wait! they close with ideas for positive individual responses. Episode 60.
MuseLetter #179 (March, 2007), “Burning the Furniture” http://globalpublicmedia.com/museletter179 consisted of a summary of the conclusions of a recent study by the Energy Watch Group (EWG) on future global coal supplies. That study, “Coal: Resources and Future Production,” http://www.energywatchgroup.org/files/Coalreport.pdf published on April 5, found that global coal production could peak in as few as 15 years. This astonishing conclusion was based on a careful analysis of recent reserves revisions for several nations.