Climate Change

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Peak Moment: San Francisco Takes Action on Climate Change

22 Sep 2007 | |
View all related to city | City Structure and Design | Climate Change | efficiency | electricity | Energy | fuels | Peak Moment Television | Peak Oil | Transportation | urban | waste

Cal Broomhead and Melissa Capria of the Energy & Climate Program discuss the rationale, aggressive plans, and activities for city-wide energy self-reliance and greenhouse gas reduction. Tools include energy efficiency in buildings, transit alternatives, alternative vehicle fuels, generating electricity with renewable energy, and solid waste reduction. Episode 74.

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Peak Moment: Post Carbon Cities - Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty

17 Sep 2007 | |
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Smart municipalities are planning and preparing for energy vulnerability and climate change. Daniel Lerch, manager of the Post Carbon Cities project, has prepared a guidebook including case studies of cities large and small planning how to maintain essential services in the face of energy and climate uncertainty. Episode 73.

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Peak Moment: "What a Way to Go" - Meet the Filmmakers

17 Sep 2007 | |
View all related to Climate Change | collapse | consumption | documentary | Peak Moment Television | Peak Oil | Population | Species Extinction | spiritual

Tim Bennett and Sally Erickson discuss the influences behind this heartfelt and riveting documentary on "Life at the End of Empire." Framed in Tim's personal story of awakening to the big global issues threatening everyone's survival. It will touch you and make you think. Episode 72.

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Richard Heinberg's Museletter #185: Peak Everything

03 Sep 2007
View all related to Climate Change | Coal | Museletter | Natural Gas | Nuclear | Oil | Resource Depletion
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This book is not an introduction to the subject of Peak Oil; several existing volumes serve that function (including my own The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies). Instead it addresses the social and historical context in which the event is occurring, and explores how we can reorganize our thinking and action in several critical areas in order to better navigate this perilous time.

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Reality Report: Bart Anderson and the lastest news from Energy Bulletin

10 Aug 2007 |
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Bart Anderson of Energy Bulletin recaps recent news related to resource depletion, climate change and more.

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Lifeboat Show: The Psychology of Denial

16 Oct 2006 |
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Garrison Keilor said, "Here in Lake Woebegone, we have the ability to look Reality right in the eye and deny it!" Global warming, resource depletion, and erosion of our economic and constitutional systems are realities many people would rather deny than discuss, and where does that leave the rest of us? In this two part program, psychologists Steven Berk, Mark Burdick, Dominie Cappadonna & George McClendon explore the divide between those who refuse to consider today's staggering challenges and those who inform themselves and then struggle to cope with both the difficult information and with those who remain steadfastly in denial of it.

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Lifeboat Show: Our Ecological Footprint

17 Apr 2006 |
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Dr. William E. Rees is an ecological economist and professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning and co- creator of the Ecological Footprint Analysis. The footprint model calculates the area of the Earth’s productive surface necessary to support a particular lifestyle or level of consumption. Dr Rees explains that our present level of resource consumption, coupled with our current population growth, exceeds Earth’s carrying capacity and, therefore, is not sustainable. Unless we change our consumption patterns now, modern civilization as we know it is doomed to collapse.

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Lifeboat Show: Looking Back, Looking Forward

15 Jan 2007 |
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Local-global-cosmic. The start of a new year always seems to be a time for reflection and prediction. Mayors Gramson, Williams, Van Dusen and Larsen of Warrenton, Cannon Beach, Astoria and Seaside -- and City Manager Jerry Taylor of Manzanita join us in examining local trends. Richard Heinberg makes a personal visit by phone from California addressing national and international trends. And, then we "sail into uncharted waters" and talk with a student of behavioral psychology-turned-astrologer Bill Herbst for the cosmic perspective on the first decade of the 21st Century.

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Lifeboat Show: The Salmon: Sign of Our Times

19 Mar 2007 |
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We explore the biology as well as the spirituality of this great fish, whose endangered ability to survive as a free and independent creature may well parallel our own, here in the Pacific Northwest. Without salmon, the ecosystem "unravels." What we do to the Salmon, we literally do to ourselves. Salmon expert, Scott Sebring of the Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife explains the intricate biology of this critical indicator species. Actor and master storyteller Peter Donaldson discusses the salmon-human connection. Acclaimed for his recent theatrical portrayal of Leonardo Da Vinci, Peter is well known in Pacific Northwest theater for his ongoing production, "Salmon People."

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Lifeboat Show: Oh, NO! We’ve Been Elected!

21 May 2007 |
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Green architect, author, economist, feng shui-ist and local legend Tom Bender recounting his recent essay, "Oh, NO! We've Been Elected!" Connecting the dots between global warming and peak oil, and peak oil and culture, Tom draws on his own award-winning "Factor 10 Economics" for solutions to the question, "What can I do?" Putting Spirituality back into the equation is a good start, and Tom leaves us with a sense that this is going to be an exciting adventure in which we can all take part.