Climate Change

Capitol Hill

State Of The Union: The Danger of a Few Little Words

18 Jan 2007
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Richard Bell, Communications Director for Post Carbon Institute, responds to President Bush's State of the Union Address. The article is followed by the energy sections of the 2006 and 2007 State of the Union Addresses.
Thought for Food

Deconstructing Dinner: Thought for Food

18 Jan 2007 |
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Global supplies of grain at dangerously low levels. Biofuels. The farm income crisis. Corporate consolidation in the agriculture and food sectors. Absurd amounts of wasted food. Freeganism. Dumpster Diving. Food Miles. Is local food the most environmentally friendly food? A potluck of ideas to explore on this broadcast of Deconstructing Dinner. Inspired by the “Thought for Food” issue of the University of Waterloo’s Alternatives Journal.
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Peak Moment: Yes! Building a Just, Sustainable, and Compassionate World

09 Jan 2007 | |
View all related to Climate Change | Corporatism | Democracy | Energy | Globalization | Local Culture | Local Health Care | Media and Advertising | Oil | Peak Moment Television
Yes! magazine counters mainstream media by giving us stories of people creating sustainable, just and positive futures. Executive Editor, Sarah Van Gelder discusses healthcare for all, alternatives to prisons, peak oil, living democracy, climate change, working together, and how each of us can begin creating change. Episode 42.
100 Mile Diet

Deconstructing Dinner: 100-Mile Diet / Local Food Strategies

11 Jan 2007 |
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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.
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Peak Moment: Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

03 Oct 2006 | |
View all related to Climate Change | Globalization | Local Food | Local Money | Peak Moment Television
Don Shaffer recounts BALLE's vision of local living economies ensuring that economic power resides locally, where it can enhance community life and natural systems--as a counter to economic globalization. BALLE's autonomous networks of local businesses initiate programs like "Buy Local First." Episode 46.
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Peak Moment: "Who Am I?" in a Post-Petroleum World

30 Aug 2006 | |
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Joanna Gabriel feels the challenge of Peak Oil is an opportunity "forcing us to create the kind of world we wanted all the time anyway." The coordinator for Post Carbon Ashland explores the challenge of creating a new paradigm of sustainability and sharing while we're living in the old industrial-era paradigm of limitless growth and domination. Episode 45.
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Richard Bell: The Rise of “The Axis of Oil”—Big Trouble for the United States

20 Nov 2006
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Richard Bell, Communications Director for Post Carbon Institute, reports on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources' hearing into “The Geopolitics of Oil.”
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Reality Report: Inflation and building big things

01 Jan 2007 |
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Inflation and building big things: the case of the Willits bypass and the prospects for alternatives. What is behind cost increases for construction, will they continue, and if so what does this mean for our transportation future?
David King

Professor Sir David King on climate change

20 Nov 2006 |
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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.
Bridging Borders

Deconstructing Dinner: Bridging Borders Highlights

19 Oct 2006 |
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Between October 7-11, 2006, participants from across North America gathered together in Vancouver for the Bridging Borders Toward Food Security Conference. Hosted by the Vancouver Food Policy Council, the conference was organized by the California-based Community Food Security Coalition and Food Secure Canada, a new Canadian organization.