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Reality Report: Chris Martenson on the current financial crisis

06 Oct 2008 |
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Today's guest is scientist and financial expert Chris Martenson, here to explain how the financial crisis is a predictable outcome of a money system requiring exponential growth on a finite planet. With transcript.
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To review: Reality Report episodes on food and energy

20 Nov 2008
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The Reality Report has aired a number of episodes having to do with food and energy. Here's a retrospective of shows on this important topic.
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Reality Report: Jay Hanson

01 Nov 2008 |
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In the 1990s Jay Hanson's web site predicted with uncanny accuracy key trends of the early 21st century with respect to energy, the environment and geopolitics. What did he learn that most of us still don't know, and what does he foresee ahead of us?
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Reality Report: Michael Klare and the geopolitics of resource consumption

08 Oct 2008 |
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In this show, Jason Bradford and Professor Michael Klare discuss the geopolitics of resource competition. Nations are engaging in a dangerous zero sum game as they jostle over finite supplies of fossil fuels, including the positioning of opposing advanced weapons systems in unstable parts of the world.
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To review: Reality Report episodes on economics

08 Oct 2008
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Everyone's talking about the economy. Take time to review a few back episodes of the Reality Report with Jason Bradford, exploring economic issues and theories.
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Reality Report: Ecological Economics (rebroadcast)

26 Dec 2007 |
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If an economic system is built on myths that aim to defy the laws of physics and ecology we should not be surprised to see it fail. Perhaps we can use this crisis to begin asking the right questions and redesign with human needs and planetary realities in mind. The Reality Report interviews Professor Joshua Farley of the Gund Institute of Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont.
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Reality Report: Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico

08 Sep 2008 |
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View all related to Jason Bradford | Nate Hagens
Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico are a major concern for the whole United States as our economy relies on the fossil fuels and their byproducts from the region, and Gulf ports for global trade.  This program explores how our anxiety over these storms reflects the lack of resiliency in our current energy and trade systems.  Guests are Nina Tassin, a resident of Donaldsonville Louisiana, and Nate Hagens of University of Vermont and The Oil Drum.
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Reality Report: Low-Energy Food Storage with Sharon Astyk

31 Mar 2008 |
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View all related to Jason Bradford | Sharon Astyk
The Reality Report interviews Sharon Astyk -- writer, teacher andsubsistence farmer -- about low energy methods for home food preservation and storage. Sharon is author of two books on Peak Oil and Climate Change. Depletion and Abundance: Life on the New Home Front is now available, and A Nation of Farmers (And Cooks), co-authored with Aaron Newton, will be available in Spring '09. (An improved rebroadcast.)
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Reality Report: David Holmgren and FutureScenarios.org (Part 2)

14 Jul 2008 |
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The Reality Report interviews David Holmgren. David co-invented permaculture over 30 years ago and has been a practitioner and teacher ever since, both at his home in Australia and as a consultant around world. This second installment covers four "energy descent" scenario groups that correspond to potential variation in the severity of both peak oil and climate change. Scenarios are also viewed as choices, with certain factors, such as social scale and resource availability, influencing the descent path. With transcript.
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Reality Report: David Holmgren and FutureScenarios.org (Part 1)

14 Jul 2008 |
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The Reality Report interviews David Holmgren. David co-invented permaculture over 30 years ago and has been a practitioner and teacher ever since, both at his home in Australia and as a consultant around world. In 2002 he published the book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability that reviewed permaculture in the context of peak energy. More recently, David created a web site called Future Scenarios. With transcript.