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Peak Oil Crisis,  Tips on Resilience,  Peak Energy,  Peak Everything


This resources page for peak oil and resilience includes resources, audio, videos, movies, articles, books, quotes, cartoons, songs, peak oil resources, peak oil crisis, tips on resilience, peak energy resources, peak everything, peak oil information, peak oil articles, how to be resilient, peak oil groups, peak oil sites, peak oil organizations, and issues related to peak oil and resilience.


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Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good Radio EcoShock

Taking Odds on Global Collapse — If you are wondering how long this high-consumption civilization can keep going, you are not alone. It's not just counter-culture types either. A small parade of billionaires have recently appeared on the financial blog Zero Hedge, predicting a shattering financial crash. But seldom do we find academics asking whether global collapse is imminent. A new research paper by Graham M. Turner takes another stab at the "Limits to Growth" angle and, as with the original paper by that name, concludes that the current civilizational trajectory will indeed fail, and that energy constraints will be the main reason.
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GP comment:  Anytime billionaires start publicly pushing an angle, bet the other way.

Original Show Pub Date: 24.Sep.2014


Rating: 4 of 5 - Very good The Keiser Report

From Fracking Utopia to Cold, Hungry, and in the Dark — Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the increasing desperation in people's actions to acquire resources, from rich desert dwellers buying water to keep their plants green in a drought, to the natural gas industry running fracking wells at a loss. However, despite the obvious evidence of our unsustainable path, it appears very few are willing to leave behind all that they believe. ~~ In the second half, Max interviews Bill Powers, author of Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth. Powers talks about some of the troublesome fundamentals in the natural gas industry and explains how cheap-money policies are fueling the boom, not an abundance of the resource. He says all the elements are there for a repeat of a 1970s-style energy crisis.
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GP comment:  Are you resilient yet?

Original Show Pub Date: 20.Sep.2014


Rating: 3 of 5 - Good, worth a listen Agroinnovations Podcast

Living Life as Collapse Proceeds — Host Frank Aragona and KMO of the C-Realm Podcast discuss a variety of issues, including.... collapse and one's personal posture towards it; the politics of poverty; the dominance of profit over service in corporate culture; permaculture as an outlet that deflates pushback.
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GP comment:  At one point KMO despairs that there is very little we can do that truly has an impact on fixing the massive problems of modern civilization. Gandhi agreed, but reminded us that it is very important that we do what we can, regardless.

Original Show Pub Date: 02.Sep.2014, Original story title: The Peter Principle


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oil as religion funny video link; thumb of earth seen from space, with many oil wells sticking into it
Mark Fiore returns to the petrotheism theme to explore how the US public worships oil and how some politicians justify ravaging the earth for more of the black gold.  Watch oil as religion funny video.
peak oil end of growth video link; thumb of graphics showing barrel of oil and other products
When we get down to first principles in economics, biology, energy, and human behavior, we see that constraints on resources, environment, and debt capacity pose an imminent threat to the economic juggernaut that has brought unparalleled prosperity to so many.  Watch peak oil / end of growth video(50:49)

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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.

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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.

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Syriana (2005)

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

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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

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      . . . about Peak Oil, Collapse, and Resilience

  PEAK OIL & ENERGY DEMAND   (Peak Oil Article #212) 01-FEB-2010
  Peak Oil and Energy Demand article link; thumb of passenger train ESCAPING THE BATTERY-POWERED PANDER-BEAR
Peak Oil and Energy Demand — Managing the Coming Energy Descent
  PEAK OIL & ENVIRONMENT  (UPDATED)   (Environmental Article #168) AUG-2009
  Peak Oil and Environment article link; thumb of car with dirty exhaust WE’LL GO “DIRTY DANCING” BEFORE WE GO

Peak Oil and Environment  —
The Coming Environmental Impact
  ENERGY SOLUTIONS  (UPDATED)   (Environmental Article #172) AUG-2009
  Peak Oil Solutions article link; thumb of concentrating solar arrays TRADING IN DINOSAUR POWER ON A BETTER MODEL
Peak Oil Solutions — Real Energy Solutions for Declining Energy Supplies
  BIOFUELS   (Peak Energy Article #203) 01-MAY-2009
  Biomass and Sustainability article link; thumb of man standing by switchgrass BIOMASS ONLY LOOKS GREAT IN A FUN-HOUSE MIRROR
Biomass and Sustainability — Why Biofuels Can't Replace Oil
  ENERGY EMERGENCIES   (Peak Oil Crisis #202) 01-APR-2009
  Fuel Shortages and Power Outages article link; thumb of city hall building RESILIENT DUKES AND THE HAZARDS OF BOSS ENERGY HOG
Is Your City or County Prepared for Future Fuel Shortages and Power Outages?
  PEAK OIL  (UPDATED)   (Peak Oil Crisis Article #132) 22-AUG-2008
  Peak Oil Article article link; thumb of oil rig HIGH GAS PRICES?  B-B-B-BABY, YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET
Peak Oil Article: Are High Gas Prices the First Sign?
  OIL WARS OR ADAPTATION?  (UPDATED)   (Peak Oil Crisis #136) 26-AUG-2008
  US Oil War article link; thumb of world map THE CONQUERING FORCE PLANTED THE FLAG ON THE OIL PEAK
US Oil War — or Adaptation?  Options for Dealing with Peak Oil and Shortages
  PEAK OIL FAQ  (UPDATED)   (Peak Oil Crisis Article #159) 04-JUL-2008

Peak Oil FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
  Energy Peak and Relocalization article link; thumb of oil refinery THE THREE LAWS OF OUR ENERGY PEAK FUTURE:

Energy Peak and Relocalization
  FOOD CRISIS   (Semi-Peak Oil Crisis Article #185) 22-JAN-2008
  food crisis article link; thumb of cartoon bear looking at empty can NOW PLAYING:

13 Factors in the Coming Food Crisis
  GAS PRICE PROTESTS   (Peak Oil Article #180) 08-AUG-2007
  Protest Gas Prices article link; thumb of character from V for Vendetta “PAIN AT THE PUMP II—THE PROTESTING”
Will Expensive Fuel Eventually Cause Us To
Protest Gas Prices?
  OIL SHALE   (Peak Oil Article #148) 13-DEC-2005
  Oil Shale Problems article link; thumb of mountain with oil shale A FAMOUS WESTERN LAST LINE: “SHALE ... SHALE ... COME BACK!”
Oil Shale Problems  Mean It Will Not Save the U.S. from Oil Shortages
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  book cover for The Post Carbon Reader, by Richard Heinberg, Daniel Lerch, 10/29/2010

Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises

In the 20th century, cheap and abundant energy brought unimaginable advances in health, wealth, and technology. But this growth came at an incredible cost, leaving us with a global sustainability quandary. The Post Carbon Reader features articles by some of the world's most provocative thinkers on the key drivers shaping this new century, from renewable energy and urban agriculture to social justice and systems resilience.

  book cover for The Impending World Energy Mess, by Robert Hirsch, Roger Bezdek, Robert Wendling, 10/1/2010

(by Robert Hirsch, Roger Bezdek, Robert Wendling)

The Impending World Energy Mess will help educate readers about the realities of energy in general and oil in particular. The economic impacts associated with impending oil shortages are brought into perspective and readers are given tools to minimize negative impacts on their personal lives. The authors provide you the straight story, including realities that others have been reluctant to discuss.

  book cover for Survival+, by Charles Smith, 10/30/2009

Structuring Prosperity for Yourself and the Nation

This guide to the next twenty years of global turmoil and transformation weaves the full spectrum of disciplines—history, political economy, ecology, energy, marketing, investing, health, and the psychology of happiness—into a comprehensive understanding that offers practical principles for not just surviving but prospering in the difficult decades ahead.


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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

Peak Oil Quotes

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Sites with peak oil-related articles, essays, blogs, more

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

Sites focused on peak oil data, information, and solutions

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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