Lectures

Jorgen Randers

Limits to Growth co-author on climate change

20 Nov 2006 |
View all related to Climate Change | Population | Resource Depletion
If climate change sparks a global collapse this century, future historians are unlikely to acknowledge what caused it, says Norwegian scholar Jorgen Randers.
100 Mile Diet

Deconstructing Dinner: 100-Mile Diet / Local Food Strategies

11 Jan 2007 |
View all related to Climate Change | Deconstructing Dinner | Food Security | Local Food | Relocalization
When the average North American sits down to eat, each ingredient has typically travelled at least 1,500 miles. On the first day of spring, 2005, Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon chose to confront this unsettling statistic with a simple experiment. For one year, they would buy or gather their food and drink from within 100 miles of their apartment in Vancouver, British Columbia.
David King

Professor Sir David King on climate change

20 Nov 2006 |
View all related to Climate Change | Politics
The earth is heating up. Manifestations of this trend are heat waves and periods of unusually warm weather, ocean warming, sea-level rise and coastal flooding, glaciers melting, arctic and Antarctic warming. In this lecture at the London School of Economics, Professor Sir David King explores the nature and origins of these phenomena and looks for political solutions both inside and outside the domain of national states.
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Sir Nick Stern on climate change review

07 Nov 2006 | |
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"Our actions over the coming few decades could create risks of major disruption to economic and social activity, later in this century and in the next, on a scale similar to those associated with the great wars and the economic depression of the first half of the 20th century." - The Stern Review
Julian Darley

Julian Darley on Deconstructing Dinner

26 Oct 2006 |
View all related to Climate Change | Deconstructing Dinner | Food Security | Globalization | Local Food | Oil
Global Public Media's Julian Darley spoke in Vancouver in February 2006, and the Vancouver-based Necessary Voices Society was on hand to record his presentation. In October, Deconstructing Dinner featured his presentation in a program about the relationship between food and fossil fuels.
GPM

In Spanish: Discurso de Clausura de la Conferencia del Cenit del Petróleo 2004 de Richard Heinberg

14 Nov 2004
View all related to Climate Change | Foreign Language Transcripts
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Tenemos un tiempo cada vez más pequeño para construir “botes salvavidas”—esto es , la infraestructura alternativa necesaria. Ha sido claro por los últimos 30 años qué características debería tener – orgánica, de pequeña escala, local, sociable, cooperativa, de ritmo lento, orientada a lo humano más que orientada a las máquinas, agraria, diversa, democrática, culturalmente rica, y ecológicamente sustentable. Hemos sabido por mucho tiempo que el status quo – una sociedad que esta orientada hacia las máquinas, competitiva, poco equitativa, apurada, globalizada, monocultural, dominada por corporaciones – es insensibilizadora para el espíritu humano y ecológicamente insostenible.
David Korten

David Korten's The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community

22 Sep 2006 | |
View all related to Climate Change | Oil | Relocalization
David Korten, author of "The Great Turning: Empire to Earth Community" speaks about his book and about strategies of relocalization at the Canadian Centre for Peace in Vancouver BC.
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Heinberg & Holmgren Australia Tour

24 Aug 2006 |
View all related to Australia | Climate Change | Oil | Permaculture | Relocalization
Richard Heinberg and David Holmgren recently completed a speaking tour of the capital cities of Australia, discussing oil depletion and permaculture. You can listen to the presentations and download the PDFs from Perth here.
Albert Bartlett

French translation of Albert Bartlett presentation now online

04 Sep 2006
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A volunteer has kindly translated Professor Albert Bartlett's presentation, "Arithmetic, Population and Energy" into French and added graphics. You can view the French translation here.
Julian Darley

Julian Darley speaks to the Congress for New Urbanism

03 Jun 2006 |
View all related to City Structure and Design | Climate Change | Oil | Relocalization
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Julian Darley's presentation at the Congress for New Urbanism XIV Conference in Rhode Island depicts some aspects of Relocalization, tailored for an audience of architects and developers. The presentation was very well received by the conference participants, who are important allies in preparing our locales for the coming energy decline.