Peak Moment: Finding Opportunity in Peak Oil

18 Sep 2008 | |
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Molly Brown sees Peak Oil as both a challenge and an invitation to create a better world. After awakening to Peak Oil, she explored her own responses -- inner attitude and outer action. Personal changes include creating a vegie garden and bicycling. Noting that individual survivalist mentality is insufficient ("we are all interconnected"), she helped form a local group to awaken and prepare her community. As a therapist, Molly sees this predicament on several levels, noting how crises have the potential to bring out the better part of human beings. Episode 128.

How Do You Like the Collapse So Far?

05 Jun 2008
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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?

Peak Moment: Toward New Models of Shared Leadership

18 Feb 2008 | |
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Mediator Anne Oliver would have us move back to our wisdom and forward to new social forms that are inclusive, respect all voices, and share leadership. She uses "Appreciative Inquiry" where we tell each other our stories, and out of our successful experiences, find values that can lead us into the future. Episode 97.


Reality Report: Richard Heinberg on Peak Everything

08 Jan 2008 |
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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.


Reality Report: evolution, addiction and economic demand

03 Jan 2008 |
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View all related to Jason Bradford | Nate Hagens

Nate Hagens returns to discuss evolution, addiction and economic demand; or, how our brains trick us to want more than we need. Nate is a former Wall Street investments manager and has an MBA from University of Chicago. He is completing his doctoral studies at the University of Vermont's Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. Nate is also an editor for The Oil Drum, an online source for news, analysis and discussions about energy and our future. Jason Bradford hosts The Reality Report, broadcast on KZYX&Z in Mendocino County, CA.


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.


Reality Report: Peak Oil Blues

18 Dec 2006 |
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Does talk of our energy future get you down? Our guest today on the Reality Report is clinical psychologist Kathy McMahon, otherwise known as Peak Oil Shrink. Kathy is collecting stories from people who are shocked, depressed, anxious, angry, excited, and compulsive about Peak Oil, and the ways that these people are coping, on her web site