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Reality Report: Nate Hagens on disagreement

29 Apr 2007 |
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Nate Hagens discusses the cognitive, social and psychological factors that make it difficult for societies to agree, even when all the facts are open and transparent.
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Ron Cooke: Will The Price Of Oil Cause A Recession?

03 Apr 2007
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Although the world economy continues to grow, the economic health of the United States is at risk. There are several potential problems. In this short essay we examine how the price of oil impacts our economy, and conclude a recession is highly probable. If America does experience a recession, or even a period of declining GDP, the resulting economic malaise will spread to all of its trading partners.

That’s one of the “benefits” of globalization.

Richard Bell: I'm Going to Go and Eat Some Worms

28 Mar 2007
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For the last month, the words “China” and “India” have floated over and through the House and Senate hearings on energy and climate change.

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Richard Heinberg's Museletter #180: Iran: We Will Know Soon…

27 Mar 2007 | |
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For the past two years or so informed commentators (including Seymour Hersh and Scott Ritter, among others) have been predicting a US air attack on Iran. MuseLetter for March 2005, titled “Onward to Iran,” summarized relevant information available at that time. In recent months concern over America’s intentions has grown even more intense, to the point that it has become the fulcrum of nearly every discussion about the future of world affairs.

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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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Richard Heinberg Speaks to European Parliament

16 Mar 2007
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On February 27 I had the extraordinary opportunity to meet with three members of the European Parliament, and to address a session of the Parliamentary Trade Committee on the subject of Peak Oil.
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Richard Bell: Stern Stern on Climate Change at Senate Hearing

08 Feb 2007
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Climate report author Sir Nicholas Stern lays down the law at a U.S. Senate hearing: the costs of inaction on climate change will be far higher than the costs of acting today. No more excuses.
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Peak Moment: The San Francisco Peak Oil Resolution

29 Jan 2007 | |
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San Francisco is the first American city to formally address the challenges of oil depletion. Dennis Brumm and Allyse Heartwell recount how members of SF Oil Awareness envisioned, wrote and presented to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors a Peak Oil resolution, which was passed unanimously in April 2006. They explore next steps: public hearings and plans to create a task force to assess the city's energy vulnerability. Episode 47.
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Top Energy Scientists Agree, Bush Wrong on Alternative Fuels

18 Jan 2007
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"...witnesses from three of America’s premier energy research institutions cast grave doubt on the feasibility of reaching President Bush’s State of the Union goal of manufacturing 35 billion gallons a year of alternative fuels by 2017." Post Carbon Institute Communications Director Richard Bell reports.