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Richard Heinberg's Museletter: The Great Coal Rush (and Why It Will Fail)

04 Feb 2008
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This MuseLetter, and several more during the next few months, will be chapters for a forthcoming book on coal, to be published by Post Carbon Press. This month's issue is the book's Introduction. The world appears poised for a headlong sprint toward greater dependence on coal. This book's purpose is to examine one crucial question that will shape this next great coal rush: How much is left?

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Post Carbon Cities transcript now online

23 Jan 2008

A transcript of Peak Moment's feature on Post Carbon Cities is now available thanks to volunteer Brian Magee. 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. Thanks for your support!

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Heinberg: Peak Everything Economics, or, What Do You Call This Mess?

23 Jan 2008
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It's becoming increasingly clear that 2008 will be a catastrophic year for the US economy, and therefore probably for that of the world as a whole. The reasons boil down to two: continuing and snowballing fallout from the subprime mortgage fiasco (exacerbated by an orgy of debt-leveraging), and record-high, continuously advancing oil prices. This brief portion of the February Museletter is so topical it bears immediate posting.

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Martin & Heinberg transcripts

21 Jan 2008

A transcript of Richard Heinberg on the Reality Report and a transcript of Jay Martin discussing community supported agriculture are now available thanks to volunteer transcriber Brian Magee. 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. Thanks for your support!

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Ron Cooke: American GDP: Can We Trust The BEA Data?

18 Jan 2008
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In early November, 2007, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced the United States had achieved a third quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 3.9 percent. That number was later updated to 4.9 percent. Those numbers set off my “reasonable test” alarm. How, I wondered, with an accelerating rate of inflation and declining economic activity, could the United States turn in such a stellar performance? The BEA’s report flunked the reasonable test.

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Richard Heinberg's Museletter: The Future of Technology

10 Jan 2008
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This morning I was awakened at 6:30 by a robot; - not a wheeled electronic valet named "Robbie" bringing me orange juice and toast, but an automated fax machine dialing my phone number and beeping expectantly into my answering machine, hoping to provide me with some helpful advertisement. While I won't go so far as to say the experience ruined my day, it nevertheless cost me some sleep and provoked me to reflect somewhat darkly on our species' present and future relationship with technology.

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Dr. Bartlett transcript now online

03 Jan 2008

Thanks to volunteer transcriber Brian Magee, a transcript of Dr Albert Bartlett: In Depth 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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New transcripts available

26 Dec 2007

Thanks to our volunteers, a transcript of NASA research scientist on peak oil and climate change, a transcript of Energy Bulletin and the Reality Report and a transcript of Peak Moment: Creating the Impossible - O.U.R. Ecovillage are 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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Ron Cooke: CPI: Sophisticated Economic Theory, Terrible Ethics

20 Dec 2007
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Is institutional deception embedded in public policy? With an accelerating rate of inflation and declining economic activity, how could the economy of the United States manage to achieve a high growth, low inflation, performance?

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New transcript now available

13 Dec 2007

A transcript of The Lifeboat Show: Why We Need To Relocalize Now (the very first episode of the Lifeboat Radio Show) is now available, thanks to volunteer transcriber Katherine Baldwin. 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.