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CATEGORY: ENERGY, PEAK OIL — 07.AUG.2014
Conversations with Great Minds
Richard Heinberg on Peak Oil—Past, Present, and Future —
Energy anthropologist Richard Heinberg talks about energy as the most important driver in our economy, and oil as the most important of the various energy sources. Topics include the relevance of M. King Hubbard's predictions; conventional oil and tight oil; energy density for oil vs. batteries; why the future will necessarily have less available energy.
Watch | Download/listen 25:40
GP comment: Heinberg is still the world's clearest presenter on this topic, even if he does pull his punches a bit on just how screwed we are.
Original Show Pub Date: 01.Aug.2014
CATEGORY: ENERGY, FINANCIAL, COLLAPSE — 05.AUG.2014
The Only Growth Industry Left: The Generation of Hallucinatory Wealth —
John Michael Greer discusses a variety of topics related to energy, economy, and collapse, including slow collapse rather than "big, flashy collapse"; people who are chronically unemployed or have been otherwise economically marginalized are already in collapse; just as in the waning years of the Soviet empire, the US mainstream (state) media is full of reports that all is normal and going well; the major profit center of the shale-oil industry is not energy but rather scammy financial instruments. Greer sees the US empire as being in decline in terms of hegemony, with its global competitors getting increasingly bold at undermining the dollar as the global reserve currency. When this gets underway in full, it will result in global military conflict and, ultimately, a drastic decline in the US standard of living.
Go to page | Download/listen 54:35
GP comment: Pretty much right, though he fails to perceive the hidden (bankster) hand that drives national monetary strategies.
Original Show Pub Date: 31.Jul.2014
CATEGORY: ENERGY — 15.JUL.2014
Living on Earth
Feds Dis Lake Erie Wind Project But Fund Cape Wind —
(A) Wind turbines in the Great Lakes could provide a large amount of renewable energy, but NIMBY opposition and failure to obtain federal grants have put an off-shore wind project on Lake Erie on hold. ~~ (B) The US Department of Energy has given the 130-turbine Cape Wind project a $150 million loan guarantee. Ken Kimmell of the Union of Concerned Scientists says that this vote of confidence will help make Cape Wind the first commercial offshore wind turbine farm in the United States.
Go to page A | Download/listen A 3:53
Go to page B | Download/listen B 6:23
GP comment: That it taken this long for the US to get even one offshore wind farm is a national embarrassment. That we haven't exploited this excellent resource to a much greater degree is a national tragedy.
Original Show Pub Date: 11.Jul.2014
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CoLLapse (2009) (Documentary)
DESCRIPTION: Americans generally believe that a future of abundant clean energy can replace today's waning dirty oil and that fresh thinking will set the economy straight. Michael Ruppert knows better. A former LAPD detective turned independent reporter, he predicted both trouble with oil and the current financial crisis. In Collapse, Ruppert recounts his career as a radical thinker and spells out the crises he sees ahead. He draws upon the same news reports and data available to any internet user, but he applies a unique interpretation and doesn't hold back on his thoughts about the apocalypse we face—the collapse of industrial civilization.
→ Check out at the film's web site
Crude Awakening, A The Oil Crash (2007) (Documentary)
REVIEW: A Crude Awakening serves as an excellent introduction to the subject of Peak oil and all of the related topics—the huge rise in human population numbers, locations, and living standards made possible by cheap and abundant petroleum products; the economic risk related to high oil prices and fuel shortages; the problems inherent in non-renewables like coal and nuclear and the challenges facing alternatives like ethanol, biodiesel, wind, solar, and hydrogen; the ultimate likely impact of "energy descent" on our modern way of life; and the politics of petroleum, including war for oil. The film puts the story together in a cogent, comprehensive way, leaving those who already know about Peak Oil with an expanded, reinvigorated understanding of the subject and provides newbies with a clear picture of a complex topic that promises to change life as we know it.
→ Check out DVD on Amazon.com
Starring: George Clooney, Christopher Plummer, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cooper, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Alexander Siddig, Tim Blake Nelson, William Hurt
REVIEW: Syriana sets out to explain to us how things really are when it comes to oil, The Middle East, and US policy, and to do so in an entertaining manner. For those of us who are watching keenly as modern industrial society begins its slow, deathly descent towards the center of the petroleum whirlpool, Syriana is a must-see.... Read full review of Syriana
→ Check out DVD on Amazon.com
What a Way to Go — Life at the End of Empire (2007) (Documentary)
REVIEW: This is a different sort of "Peak Oil movie." Rather than just focusing on the approaching decline in oil production and its likely effects on our petroleum-powered modern lifestyles, What a Way To Go: Life at the End of Empire, presents that issue merely as a symptom of a larger problem—modern society as empire.... Read full review of What a Way to Go
For more movies on such topics, see the following sections of Grinning Planet's movies page:
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Peak Oil and Environment
|ENERGY SOLUTIONS (UPDATED) (Environmental Article #172)||AUG-2009|
TRADING IN DINOSAUR POWER ON A BETTER MODEL
Peak Oil Solutions
|BIOFUELS (Peak Energy Article #203)||01-MAY-2009|
BIOMASS ONLY LOOKS GREAT IN A FUN-HOUSE MIRROR
Biomass and Sustainability
|ENERGY EMERGENCIES (Peak Oil Crisis #202)||01-APR-2009|
RESILIENT DUKES AND THE HAZARDS OF BOSS ENERGY HOG
Fuel Shortages and Power Outages
|PEAK OIL (UPDATED) (Peak Oil Crisis Article #132)||22-AUG-2008|
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US Oil War
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|FOOD CRISIS (Semi-Peak Oil Crisis Article #185)||22-JAN-2008|
THE DIRTY BAKER’S DOZEN
|GAS PRICE PROTESTS (Peak Oil Article #180)||08-AUG-2007|
“PAIN AT THE PUMP II—THE PROTESTING”
Protest Gas Prices
|OIL SHALE (Peak Oil Article #148)||13-DEC-2005|
A FAMOUS WESTERN LAST LINE: “SHALE ... SHALE ... COME BACK!”
Oil Shale Problems
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"Surveying the available alternative energy sources for criteria such as energy density, environmental impacts, reliance on depleting raw materials, intermittency versus constancy of supply, and the percentage of energy returned on the energy invested in energy production, none currently appears capable of perpetuating this kind of society."
— Richard Heinberg, from his article,
"Temporary Recession or the End of Growth?"
"The end-of-the-fossil-hydrocarbons scenario is not therefore a doom-and-gloom picture painted by pessimistic end-of-the-world prophets, but a view of scarcity in the coming years and decades that must be taken seriously."
— Deutsche Bank
"Through our inattention, we have wasted the years that we might have used to prepare for lessened oil supplies. The next ten years are critical."
— Kenneth S. Deffeyes, Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak
"The United States has compensated for its production decline by importing oil. The planet does not have that option."
— Russell A. Brown, Argonne National Laboratory
"The Senate is now considering increasing government subsidies for corn growers to produce more ethanol. If we produce enough ethanol we can postpone our next invasion of a Middle Eastern country for two to three years."
— Jay Leno
Mike Ruppert's latest site to report on the unwinding of the ponzi world and to foster lifeboat building
A mix of original articles by Baker and other authors of the "reality thinkers" class
Articles about peak oil and the possible aftermath
James Howard Kunstler's weekly essays about the descent of The World As We Know It
Essays, books, point papers, and information on making the transition to the coming lower-energy world
Information clearinghouse and network for resilience-focused groups worldwide. (formerly Energy Bulletin)
How does one go about preparing to survive the End of the World as We Know It? Here's a good start.
Deep thinking from John Michael Greer -- "Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial society"
An evolving exploration into the head, heart, and hands of energy descent
Top group dealing with the technical details of peak oil/peak energy, as well as the implications for society
Alliance of US and Canadian businesspeople dedicated to building local living economies
Dedicated to the development, growth and enhancement of small local communities (that can better survive peak oil)
All about peak oil and the end of the oil age
Demonstration project that aims to dramatically reduce and eventually eliminate community dependence on fossil fuels for essential services
Supports the restoration of towns and urban centers as a way of sustainable living for the future
Join forces with people in your area to discuss peak oil issues
Works to promote better understanding of the world's oil-depletion problem
Information on a plan designed to allow a relatively smooth transition to a future with reduced oil supplies
Community discussion area for peak oil
Mission is to help communities establish a Transition Initiative in their locale
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