Lectures

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The Dangers of Climate Change

23 Jun 2005 |
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In February 2005, 200 scientists met in Exeter, UK to warn that dangerous climate change is happening now and action must be taken. The meeting was ignored in the US media. Audio courtesy of TUC Radio.
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"Threats of Peak Oil to the Global Food Supply"-Richard Heinberg

23 Jun 2005 |
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An in depth look at energy, carrying capacity and trade as they relate to modern food production in the face of impending global oil peak. Delivered at the "Food Security in an Energy Scarce World" Conference held in Dublin, Ireland.
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Richard Heinberg: The Likely Impact of Global Oil Peak on the United States

20 May 2005
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Speech Delivered by Richard Heinberg at the ASPO Conference 2005 in Lisbon, Portugal
Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter on the Energy Crisis-February 1 1977

01 Feb 1977 | |
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A Fireside Chat held by President Carter in 1977 which focused on America's energy dilemna.
Julian Darley (Earthsave)

Julian Darley on thresholds, post-Katrina

10 Sep 2005 |
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In his introduction of a presentation by David Holmgren, two weeks after Hurricane Katrina, Julian Darley spoke briefly about thresholds and going from a linear to a non-linear world, touching on the idea of relocalization.
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CSA farmer Jay Martin on Sustainable Food Systems

09 Mar 2005
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If people can be made to understand that nature is not something external to them, but that they are an integral part of the web of life, I believe that awareness would evolve into a respect and perhaps even a reverence for our home. Earl Butz, the former Secretary of Agriculture, said “Soon the American people will be relieved of the drudgery of growing their own food.” I am convinced he was thinking with that portion of his anatomy that his name describes, because I have found quite the contrary to be true.
James Howard Kunstler

Jim Kunstler speaks in Hudson, NY

08 Jan 2005
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We are entering a period of economic hardship and declining incomes. The increment of new development will be very small, probably the individual building lot. The suburbs as are going to tank spectacularly. We are going to see an unprecedented loss of equity value and, of course, basic usefulness. We are going to see an amazing distress sale of properties, with few buyers. We're going to see a fight over the table scraps of the 20th century. We'll be lucky if the immense failure of suburbia doesn't result in an extreme political orgy of grievance and scapegoating.
Roscoe Bartlett

Congressman Bartlett puts Peak Oil on Congressional Record

14 Mar 2005
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Video of Maryland Representative Roscoe Bartlett's groundbreaking speech on the floor of the House of Representatives and action steps.
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Australian Politician Goes on record about Peak Oil and Gas

22 Feb 2005
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The first mainstream politican to take a stand on peak oil is in the Queensland Parliament (Australia).
Lester Brown

Lester Brown on the water and food crisis

09 Jul 2004
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The global demand for food and fresh water continues to rise. But world grain production is down. And we're depleting groundwater at an unsustainable pace.