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Reality Report: Jamie Henn of 350.org

19 May 2008 |
View all related to activism | Climate Change | Reality Report
View all related to Jason Bradford | Bill McKibben
The Reality Report interviews Jamie Henn of 350.org, a creative new initiative formed following the scientific understanding that atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations need to be reduced to at most 350 parts per million.
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How Do You Like the Collapse So Far?

05 Jun 2008
View all related to Climate Change | collapse | Peak Oil | psychology
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Richard Heinberg: No one knows the long-term carrying capacity of planet Earth forhumans, absent cheap fossil fuels, but it’s likely a lot fewer thanseven billion. The implication is not just sobering; it’s paralyzing. So what to do with such traumatic knowledge?
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Reality Report: The Case for a Sustainability Emergency, Part III

28 Apr 2008 |
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This is the third interview with Philip Sutton, coauthor with David Spratt of a recent report titled Climate Cod Red: The Case for a Sustainability Emergency. The first interview reviewed the latest scientific understanding of climate change and established an appropriate target for temperature change and atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. The second interview discussed the socio-political implications of the latest scientific understanding—namely the need to go into "emergency" mode, abandoning business and politics as usual in order to make a rapid transition to a fossil-fuel free economy before catastrophe unfolds. While our task is daunting, today’s interview will show that it is still possible to stabilize the climate.
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Reality Report: Mary Wood on Government as the Trustee of Common Assets

14 Apr 2008 |
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The Reality Report's Jason Bradford speaks with University of Oregon law professor Mary Wood, who explains how the government, acting as trustee of the atmosphericcommons, is obligated to deal realistically with climate change science.
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Peak Moment: Energy and Climate Initiatives in Santa Barbara

13 Mar 2008 | |
View all related to cities | Climate Change | Energy | government | Peak Moment Television | post carbon cities | Shelter | Transportation
Santa Barbara is lowering carbon emissions starting with a greenhouse gas emissions study; adding solar panels to city buildings; requiring lower energy usage for new buildings; converting vehicles to biodiesel and/or hybrids; giving free bus passes to downtown workers. City councilmember Das Williams urges citizens to push officials to make substantive (i.e., funded) changes to mitigate the effects of peak oil and climate change. (www.santabarbaraca.gov) Episode 101.
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Reality Report: The Case for a Sustainability Emergency, Part II

25 Mar 2008 |
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Read this article in: English
This is the second of two interviews with Philip Sutton, coauthor with David Spratt of a recent report titled "Climate Code Red: The Case for a Sustainability Emergency." Today’s interview will discuss how, with a shared sense of purpose and heroic leadership, humans have the technical and social capacity to go into "emergency" mode and design an economic and environmental turn-around in 10-20 years. With transcript.
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Reality Report: The Case for a Sustainability Emergency, Part I

20 Feb 2008 |
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The Reality Report interviews Philip Sutton of the Greenleap Strategic Institute and coauthor of a new report called “Climate Code Red: the Case for a Sustainability Emergency.” The report reviews disturbing new data and scientific understanding of climate change, explains why existing institutions have failed to respond adequately to the problem, and outlines an appropriate response.

These are not a choice amongst many options, but a necessity for life. It requires a “crashprogramme” — as quickly as possible — to thoroughly decarbonise the economy in a time periodmeasured in years to a decade or so, not decades to a century or more. - Climate Code Red report

With transcript.

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Supergrid could provide 30% of Europe's electricity

28 Jan 2008 |
View all related to Climate Change | electricity | Renewables
View all related to David Strahan | Mark Ennis

A high voltage electricity grid connecting countries from the North Sea to the Bay of Biscay could provide almost a third of Europe's power by 2030, according to the company behind the idea. The system would improve energy security, cut emissions, and even reduce the price of power at times of peak demand.

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Peak Moment: What Can One Person Do?

11 Jan 2008 | |
View all related to aquifer | Climate Change | compost | conservation | humanure | Peak Moment Television | plumbing | shower | toilet | Water | wells

If you enjoyed Sally Lovell's over-the-top treatise on her electric bike (episode 40), she's back, telling us other ways one person can make a difference - from fresh water to humanure. Her focus on water includes educating herself on where it comes from, effects of pollution and climate change, and conservation -- pressurized toilets, choice of washing machine, and ways to use that not-so-hot water while it's getting hot. As for humanure, listen in and find out! Episode 90.

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Reality Report: Richard Heinberg on Peak Everything

08 Jan 2008 |
View all related to Climate Change | psychology | Reality Report | Resource Depletion
View all related to Jason Bradford | Richard Heinberg

The Reality Report hosts Richard Heinberg, covering many of the topics in his latest book, Peak Everything, which more than others considers the social implications of energy decline. The program begins with a review of the connections between energy and society, drawing from the work of cultural anthropologist Marvin Harris. A discussion of relationship between climate change and fossil fuel depletion ensues. The program concludes by offering some perspective on how to cope psychologically with difficult information.