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Richard Heinberg's Museletter: What Will We Eat as the Oil Runs Out?

03 Dec 2007
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Our global food system faces a crisis of unprecedented scope. This crisis, which threatens to imperil the lives of hundreds of millions and possibly billions of human beings, consists of four simultaneously colliding dilemmas, all arising from our relatively recent pattern of dependence on depleting fossil fuels.

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Peak Oil Activists Gather, Plan for Hard Times, Will Lead the Way

28 Nov 2007
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Former professor and author David Korten told close to 300 applauding peak oil activists that they are not a fringe minority but the leading edge of a super-majority "and it's time we start acting like it." Korten issued his rallying call in October at the "Fourth U.S. Conference on Peak Oil and Community Solutions" where activists from 30 some states discussed ways to respond to declining oil production and other coming planetary woes. Korten joined a dozen other speakers in "Planning for Hard Times," the theme of the three-day conference sponsored by Community Solution at Antioch College.

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Reality Report: the Energy Bulletin's Bart Anderson

20 Nov 2007 |
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Bart Anderson of Energy Bulletin recaps recent news related to resource depletion, climate change and more. In the past several weeks, with the rising price of oil, Energy Bulletin's readership has increased by over 40%.

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Who's talking about peak oil

18 Nov 2007
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"We may be at a point of peak oil production. You may see $100 a barrel oil in the next two or three years."
-Former President Bill Clinton, London Business School, March 28, 2006

Global Public Media reader Steven Athearn has compiled an impressive collection of notable quotes about peak oil and energy vulnerability. View the PDF.

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Ron Cooke: Credit Crunch: It Ain’t Over Yet

18 Nov 2007
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In March 2007, the Cultural Economist Ron Cooke predicted a recession. Today he notes, "we are sinking into a credit crisis of very large dimensions."

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Richard Heinberg's Museletter: Big Melt Meets Big Empty

04 Nov 2007
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"The only way to avert massive social chaos and famine as extraction levels decline will be to devote public capital domestically toward the building of low energy infrastructure (e.g., electrified rail networks, trolley lines, wind farms) while moving many people to rural areas and teaching them to farm sustainably. Production and consumption will have to be largely re-localized, essential goods rationed by quota. Basically the same thing will have to happen in the poor nations."

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Former head of Saudi Aramco: oil has peaked

31 Oct 2007 |
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Sadad al-Huseini, the former head of exploration and production at Saudi Aramco, says that global production has hit its maximum sustainable plateau and that output will start to fall within 15 years, by which time the world's oil resources will be "very severely depleted".

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Bart Anderson on the Reality Report

30 Oct 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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T. Boone Pickens: we peaked last year, globally

23 Oct 2007 | |
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Legendary Texas oilman and chair of BP Capital, T. Boone Pickens, holds an impromptu video question and answer session at ASPO Houston with Global Public Media's Julian Darley and other journalists. Pickens talks about the peaking of world oil production, which he says occurred in 2006.

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Chris Skrebowski on alarming new peak oil report

23 Oct 2007 |
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Chris Skrebowski, editor of the UK Petroleum Review, speaks with GPM's Julian Darley about the remarkable new oil report from the German-based Energy Watch Group, which states that world oil production peaked in 2006 and will decline by half as soon as 2030.