Resource Depletion

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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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Sustainability and Resource Depletion: Survival Challenge for the 21st Century

02 Oct 2008
View all related to Oil | Peak Oil | Resource Depletion | Sustainability
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Richard Heinberg identifies the essential axioms of sustainability and ties them to current economic trends such as the high and volatile prices of oil and other commodities. Species survival will require more than "Sustainability Lite," a vague commitment to more environmentally benign practices, but instead an all-encompassing effort to live within the ultimate resource limits of the planet.
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Reality Report: Ecological Economics (rebroadcast)

26 Dec 2007 |
View all related to Climate Change | economics | Reality Report | Resource Depletion
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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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Biofuel without tears – but how much?

21 Feb 2008 |
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Biofuel can be produced without clearing rainforest, raising CO2 emissions or displacing food production, according to the chief executive of D1 Oils, the British company pioneering oil from jatropha curcas in the developing world. And according to Elliott Mannis, the fuel could even work out cheaper than damaging first generation biofuels.

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KunstlerCast #1: Drugstores

18 Feb 2008 |
View all related to architecture | City Structure and Design | KunstlerCast | Peak Oil | Resource Depletion
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In this new weekly audio feature called "The KunstlerCast," author James Howard Kunstler and interviewer Duncan Crary explore the tragic comedy of suburban sprawl, with oil depletion as its backdrop. The first program takes a critical look at the American drugstore. With transcript.

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Hooked on Growth on the Reality Report

06 Feb 2008 |
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The Reality Report hosts David Gardner, President of Citizen-Powered Media and producer of the documentary Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for Prosperity. We discuss what is it like to challenge a core belief of our society, and why is it more important than ever to do so.

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Coal prices triple as supply crisis deepens (with transcript)

04 Feb 2008 |
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View all related to David Strahan

Coal prices are predicted to hit $300 per tonne this week, a threefold rise that eclipses even the most bullish forecasts made just a few days ago. Experts say there is still no ceiling in sight and predict further upward pressure on European power prices.

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Richard Heinberg's Museletter: The Great Coal Rush (and Why It Will Fail)

04 Feb 2008
View all related to Coal | Museletter | Resource Depletion
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This MuseLetter, and several more during the next few months, will be chapters for a forthcoming book on coal, to be published by Post Carbon Press. This month's issue is the book's Introduction. The world appears poised for a headlong sprint toward greater dependence on coal. This book's purpose is to examine one crucial question that will shape this next great coal rush: How much is left?

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Coal prices could double again

31 Jan 2008 |
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All of a sudden coal, so long the Cinderella of fossil fuels, is not just in demand but in desperately short supply. A chance combination of crises in big producing and exporting countries has pushed the price of European imports to almost $140 per tonne – double the level of a year ago. But according to Gerard McCloskey, publisher of McCloskey's Coal Report, there is no quick fix to the coal crunch, and prices may still have a long way to go.

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Norwegian gas will go to highest bidder

28 Jan 2008 |
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View all related to David Strahan | Liv Monica Stubholt

As the European gas market tightens over the next decade, Norwegian supplies will be allocated on a strictly commercial basis, according to Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Energy Liv Monica Stubholt.