Resource Depletion

weisman.png

Reality Report: The World Without Us

30 Nov 2007 |
View all related to city | media | Reality Report | Resource Depletion
View all related to Jason Bradford

On this episode of The Reality Report, Alan Weisman talks about his book "The World Without Us," a fascinating study of what would happen to our built infrastructure and the natural world were humans to vanish. Though the book's scenario is far fetched, it works as a teaching device. It gives one a sense of the vulnerabilities we face with resource constraints as we may find it difficult to maintain what was built with fossil energy and rich mineral ores.

226.jpg

Reality Report: the Energy Bulletin's Bart Anderson

20 Nov 2007 |
View all related to Climate Change | Oil | Reality Report | Resource Depletion
View all related to Jason Bradford

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%.

whostalking80.gif

Who's talking about peak oil

18 Nov 2007
View all related to Oil | Peak Oil | Resource Depletion

"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.

PM63_120.jpg

Richard Heinberg's Museletter: Big Melt Meets Big Empty

04 Nov 2007
View all related to Climate Change | Museletter | Oil | Politics | Resource Depletion
View all related to Richard Heinberg

"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."

226.jpg

Bart Anderson on the Reality Report

30 Oct 2007 |
View all related to media | news | Oil | Renewables | Resource Depletion
View all related to Jason Bradford

Bart Anderson of Energy Bulletin recaps recent news related to resource depletion, climate change and more.

PM63_120.jpg

Richard Heinberg's Museletter: Powerdown Revisited/As the World Burns

14 Oct 2007
View all related to economy | Iran | Museletter | Oil | Politics | Resource Depletion | war
View all related to Richard Heinberg

It’s getting pretty damn obvious that the world is sliding head-first into the abyss at an accelerating rate, with most Americans as oblivious as ever. Museletter #186 has been completed in two parts - both of which are now available.

aspousa.png

Steve Andrews on upcoming Houston ASPO conference

05 Oct 2007 | |
View all related to conference | Oil | Peak Oil | Resource Depletion
View all related to Julian Darley

Steve Andrews of ASPO-USA talks with GPM's Julian Darley at the 6th Annual International ASPO Conference in Cork, Ireland. Andrews recaps the peak oil events of the last year and discusses the upcoming 2007 Houston World Oil Conference, happening October 17-20, 2007.

meganquinn.jpg

Planning For Hard Times: The Community Solution

26 Sep 2007 |
View all related to Climate Change | conference | Peak Oil | Relocalization | Resource Depletion

Megan Quinn Bachman, Outreach Director for The Community Solution, talks with Andi Hazelwood of Global Public Media about The 4th Annual US Conference on Peak Oil and Community Solutions: Planning For Hard Times on October 26-28, 2007. Quinn Bachman also discusses the impacts of the DVD, "The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil."

timwinton.jpg

Permaculture for the post carbon transition

25 Sep 2007 |
View all related to Australia | Oil | Permaculture | Resource Depletion

Tim Winton of The Permaforest Trust Centre for Sustainability Education in Australia talks to GPM's Andi Hazelwood about using permaculture to make the post carbon transition. Winton also discusses the free multimedia talks and presentations from the Trust's accredited permaculture training courses, available online at Global Public Media and at the Permaforest Trust website.

49.jpg

Chris Skrebowski on record high oil price

13 Sep 2007 |
View all related to Oil | Resource Depletion

UK Petroleum Review editor Chris Skrebowski discusses today's $80 per barrel record high oil price with GPM's Julian Darley. Skrebowski also talks about his expectations for the rest of 2007.