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Al Gore

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Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is co-founder and Chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm that is focused on a new approach to Sustainable Investing. He is the author of An Inconvenient Truth, a best-selling book on the threat of and solutions to global warming, and the subject of the movie of the same title, which has already become one of the top documentary films in history.
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Albert A. Bartlett

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Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of "Arithmetic, Population and Energy".

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Andrew McNamara

McNamara was elected to the Queensland Parliament in 2001 as the Labor Member for Hervey Bay and in September 2007 became the Queensland Minister for Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation.
Anthony Baker

Anthony Baker

Sets his internal vigorous cynicism upon society through rabid scrawling on paper
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Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben, scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College, is an American environmentalist and writer. He is the author of twelve books, including The End of Nature (1989), the first book for a general audience about global warming, and, most recently, Deep Economy: the Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future (2007), which addresses what the he sees as shortcomings of the growth economy and envisions a transition to more local-scale enterprise.
Bob Jensen

Bob Jensen

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Professor of Journalism (UT, Austin), peace writer & campaigner
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Chris Skrebowski

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Chris Skrebowski, Editor of the UK Petroleum Review
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Colin Campbell

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Colin J. Campbell is the founder of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas (ASPO), and is a Patron of the Oil Depletion Analysis Centre (ODAC), a charitable organization in London that is dedicated to researching the date and impact of the peak and decline of world oil production, and raising awareness of the consequences.
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Daniel Lerch

Daniel Lerch is Program Director at Post Carbon Institute and author of Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty, the first major municipal guidebook on peak oil and global warming.
Daniel Pauly

Daniel Pauly

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Professor of fisheries (UBC, Canada)
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David Fridley

Since 1995, David Fridley has been a staff scientist at the Energy Analysis Program at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. He is also deputy group leader of Lawrence Berkeley's China Energy Group, which collaborates with China on end-user energy efficiency, government energy management programs, and energy policy research.
David Goodstein

David Goodstein

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Vice Provost and professor of physics and applied physics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena
David Holmgren

David Holmgren

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David Holmgren, Co-Originator of the Permaculture Concept and Author of Permaculture: Principals and Pathways Beyond Sustainability
David Pursell

David Pursell

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energy financial analyst (Houston, Texas)
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David Room

Dave Room co-founded Bay Localize to raise awareness of and build the capacity for localization in the Bay Area. He founded Energy Preparedness as a response to the lack of planning in the municipal and commercial realm to our energy predicament and The Hubbert Tribute to decipher U.S. energy policy history over the past five decades. Previously, he played a key role in many aspects of Post Carbon Institute's emergence including conceptual frameworks, web design and development, policy, outreach, and fundraising. He is a frequent lecturer and author of the forthcoming The Green Pill. He has a Masters in Engineering Economic Systems and a B.S, in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

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David Strahan

Former BBC journalist and author of The Last Oil Shock. David is a trustee of the Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

David Talbot

David Talbot

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Editor-in-Chief of Salon.com
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Debbie Cook

As mayor of Huntington Beach, California, Debbie Cook is serving her second term on the Huntington Beach City Council. She is currently running for Congress in California's 46th district. Debbie Cook is a member of the Post Carbon Institute board of directors.
Dennis Meadows

Dennis Meadows

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Co-author of The Limits to Growth
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Dr. Helen Caldicott

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Nobel Peace Prize-nominated pediatrician Helen Caldicott, M.D. is the host of If You Love This Planet. For over 35 years, Dr. Caldicott has helped galvanize awareness of the risks of nuclear technology and global environmental collapse.
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Duncan Crary

Duncan Crary is the director of communications for the Institute for Humanist Studies. He is a former newspaper reporter, magazine editor and publisher. He has recorded face-to-face podcast interviews with Sir Salman Rushdie, E.O. Wilson, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Alan Dershowitz, Holly Near and Julia Sweeney. Crary says The Geography of Nowhere, by James Howard Kunstler, gave him a vocabulary to voice his growing disgust with the suburban project. It also helped him laugh.

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Frances Moore Lappé

Author of "Diet for a Small Planet"
George Lakoff

George Lakoff

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Senior Fellowist & Linguist and UC Berkeley, Rockridge Institute, works to raise awareness of the importance of framing issues and to help progressives proactively re-frame the debate.
Greg Palast

Greg Palast

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Journalist with Guardian & BBC and author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Hazel Henderson

Hazel Henderson

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author, independent futurist, economic advisor
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Helena Norberg-Hodge

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Director of the International Society of Ecology and Culture (ISEC) in London.
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Henry Groppe

Oil industry analyst, founder of Groppe, Long & Littell.

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Hermann Scheer

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Hermann Scheer's unique renewable energy law has made Germany the world leader in production of wind energy with 7.000 megawatts (one third of the total world wind power capacity), and reached as much as 50 percent of the total European capacity
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Holly Dressel

Journalist, author (with David Suzuki) of 'Good News For A Change' & 'From Naked Ape to Super-species'
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Howard Lyman

Earthsave; caused Oprah Winfrey to forswear hamburgers
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James Howard Kunstler

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of four non-fiction works on cities and the challenges facing American society, including: The Geography of Nowhere; Home From Nowhere; The City in Mind; and his ground-breaking book on the peak oil crisis, The Long Emergency (Grove-Atlantic, 2005). His most recent work is the fictional World Made by Hand, a novel of America's post-oil future.

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James K Galbraith

Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin
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Jason Bradford

Dr. Jason Bradford has a background in tropical botany and ecology, and studied plant diversity and ecosystem stress in the face of global climate change. He is a fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and hosts the radio program "The Reality Report" on KZYX&Z in Mendocino County, CA.
Jeanette Fitzsimons

Jeanette Fitzsimons

Jeanette Fitzsimons is the Green Party of New Zealand's Co-Leader. "Being Green is certainly not about forcing your lifestyle onto others - it's showing how it is possible to live a rich, fulfilling lifestyle with less impact on nature," she emphasises.
Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith

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Author of Seeds of Deception
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Jeremy Leggett

Author of "Empty Tank" (aka "Half Gone") and head of solarcentury.
John Jeavons

John Jeavons

John Jeavons is known internationally as the leading researcher, developer, teacher and consultant of small-scale food production techniques utilizing GROW BIOINTENSIVE culture.
John Ritch

John Ritch

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Director General of the World Nuclear Association
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Julian Darley

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Julian Darley is the co-founder, with Celine Rich, of Global Public Media and its parent organization Post Carbon Institute. He was Global Public Media's chief correspondent, and President of Post Carbon Institute from 2003 to 2008.
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Kéllia Ramares

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Kéllia, along with Bonnie Faulkner, is co-founder of the KPFA public affairs show Guns and Butter, where her involvment in the Peak Oil story began in 2001. She also produced a 5-part series called "The End of the Age of Oil" for the Internet in 2002.
Kenneth Deffeyes

Kenneth Deffeyes

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Petroleum geologist, author of "Hubbert's Peak"

Liv Monica Stubholt

Norway's Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Energy.

Manuel Collares-Pereira

Manuel Collares-Pereira

Research Coordinator at INETI Lisbon, Renewable Energies Dep't

Mark Ennis

Executive Director for Strategy and Public Policy for Irish wind generator Airtricity, which was recently acquired by Scottish and Southern Energy for €1.1 billion.

Matt Savinar

Matt Savinar

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His site has been the #1 "Peak Oil" site on Google since January 2004
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Matt Simmons

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Influential energy investment banker and analyst (Houston, Texas). Author of Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy.
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Maude Barlow

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Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians (Ottawa, ON) - The Council of Canadians is Canada’s largest public advocacy organization. Barlow is also the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, which is working internationally for the right to water. She serves on the boards of the International Forum on Globalization and Food and Water Watch, as well as being a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council.

Michael Klare

Michael Klare

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author of "Resource Wars", Prof of Peace and World Security Studies
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Michael Linton

designer of LETS (now in London, UK)
Mike Ruppert

Michael Ruppert

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Publisher/Editor of From the Wilderness
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Nate Hagens

Nate is a former Wall Street investments manager and has an MBA from University of Chicago. He is working on his doctorate at the University of Vermont's Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. Nate is also an editor for The Oil Drum, an online source for news, analysis and discussions about energy and our future.
Omar Freilla

Omar Freilla

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Omar Freilla is the founder and director of Green Worker Cooperatives, a new organization that incubates worker-owned and environmentally friendly businesses in the South Bronx.
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Pat Murphy

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Executive Director of Community Service and The Community Solution (communitysolution.org)
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Patricia Allison

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She has taught Permaculture throughout the United States and Mexico, and has facilitated Dances of Universal Peace, prayer lodges, and local and continental Bioregional Congresses.
Paul Ehrlich

Paul Ehrlich

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co-author of "One with Nineveh, Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future", biologist and Stanford Professor of Population Studies

Paul Horsnell

Head of commodities research for Barclays Capital.

Percy Schmeiser

Percy Schmeiser

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"I never put those plants on my land," says Schmeiser. "The question is, where do Monsanto's rights end and mine begin?"
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Radio New Zealand's Nine To Noon

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From nine to noon every weekday, Nine To Noon on Radio New Zealand tackles everything from hard news to lifestyle issues, with the help of newsmakers, overseas commentators and correspondents, fellow journalists, experts in every imaginable field, writers, reviewers and ordinary New Zealanders. Lately, Nine To Noon has been tackling the issues of peak oil and climate change regularly.

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Randy Udall

Randy Udall, former director of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE), is one of the nation's leading activists in promoting energy sustainability. CORE's partnerships with individuals, governments, and utilities have led to remarkable accomplishments, including Colorado's first solar energy incentive program, the world's first Renewable Energy Mitigation Program which has raised $7 million, the world's stiffest carbon tax, and some of the most progressive green power purchasing programs in the country.
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Richard Bell

Richard Bell was Communications Director for Global Public Media's parent organization, Post Carbon Institute.

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Richard Douthwaite

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Richard Douthwaite is co-founder of Feasta, an Irish economic think tank focused on the economics of sustainability. He is also a council member of Comhar, the Irish government's national sustainability council.
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Richard Heinberg

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Richard Heinberg is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost Peak Oil educators, having delivered hundreds of lectures on oil depletion to a wide variety of audiences around the world. He is the award-winning author of eight books including:
The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies; Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World;

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Rob Hopkins

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Rob Hopkins is the originator of the Transition Town concept, which promotes community-driven responses to peak oil that focus on cooperative effort to meet basic needs as sustainably and close to home as possible.
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Robert Hirsch

Robert Hirsch has served on numerous advisory committees related to energy development, and is the principal author of the report Peaking of World Oil Production: Impacts, Mitigation, and Risk Management (the "Hirsch Report"), which was written for the United States Department of Energy.
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Rod Liddle

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former BBC News editor ('The Today Programme'), now Channel 4 film-maker and journalist for The Guardian & The Spectator (UK)
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Ron Cooke

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The Cultural Economist
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Roscoe Bartlett

Maryland Congressman Roscoe Bartlett aims to educate his peers about the realities of Global Oil Peak.
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Sharon Astyk

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Sharon Astyk is a writer, teacher and subsistence farmer, and the author of two forthcoming books on Peak Oil and Climate Change — Depletion and Abundance: Life on the New Home Front (Fall ‘08) and A Nation of Farmers (And Cooks) (Spring ‘09), the latter co-authored with Aaron Newton. Both books are forthcoming from New Society Publishers.
Sonia Shah

Sonia Shah

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Independent journalist whose writing has appeared in Salon.com, The Nation, The Progressive, Knight-Ridder, and elsewhere
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Steven Shrybman

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author of A Citizen's Guide To The WTO, environmental lawyer (in Canada)
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Toumbi

Considers himself a humble toadie
Van Jones

Van Jones

Van is leading the fight against police brutality, racial bias, infringement on civil liberties, and other violations.
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William Rees

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William Rees is a Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia (UBC). His teaching and research emphasize the public policy and planning implications of global environmental trends and the necessary ecological conditions for sustaining socioeconomic activity.