Peak Moment: An Innovative Program Helps Residents Protect Their Water

06 Nov 2007 | |
View all related to Peak Moment Television | Water

Water is a precious resource we can't live without. Pat Pearson educates Olympic Peninsula citizens with a "Water Matters" campaign and "Shore Stewards" program for shoreline residents. New homeowners receive a "Welcome to Your Watershed" packet, while volunteers build rainbarrels to catch roof rainwater for gardens. Episode 80.


Tim Flannery: we have to stop our emissions

04 Oct 2007 |
View all related to Australia | Climate Change | drought | Food Security | Politics | Relocalization | Water

Tim Flannery, one of Australia's top scientists and author of The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change talks to Andi Hazelwood of Global Public Media about his suggested mitigations for climate change on the heels of the alarming new report from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Flannery also discusses Australia's drought and food crises, relocalization and Bjorn Lomborg's skeptical new book on global warming.


Pray for Rain: Stories from the Drought Bus

07 Jul 2007 |
View all related to Australia | Climate Change | drought | Water

In this exclusive Global Public Media feature, Australian farmers, business people and drought bus workers tell GPM's Andi Hazelwood their stories of drought.

"The government assistance can get people through just on the bare necessities but how are we going to, as communities and farmers, rebuild once there is some rain? Is there going to hopefully be enough infrastructure to make sure those farms become viable again?" -Megan Gerrish, Mobile Drought Assistance Coordinator, Queensland, Australia


Reality Report: Nate Hagens on misconceptions about energy supplies

09 Apr 2007 |
View all related to biofuel | Oil | Reality Report | Water
View all related to Jason Bradford | Nate Hagens

What are the common misconceptions about energy supplies? Nate Hagens 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 a contributor for The Oil Drum, an online source for news, analysis and discussions about energy and our future.


Reality Report: The Importance of Water

15 Jan 2007 |
View all related to Climate Change | Reality Report | Water
View all related to Jason Bradford
This week's guest on the Reality Report is Dr. Peter Gleick, President and co-founder of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security, based in Oakland, CA. The show discusses how water is intricately connected to energy, climate and social systems, how changes in one part ripple through others.
 Blank (no image)

The Impact of Groundwater Pumping On The Environment

28 Apr 2005 |
View all related to Climate Change | Water
The little known environmental catastrophe of excessive groundwater pumping is drying up rivers, lakes and streams and devastating the surrounding environs and sensitive habitats. Audio recorded and provided by the LA Sound Posse.
Daniel Pauly

Daniel Pauly

View all People
View all related to Resource Depletion | Water
Professor of fisheries (UBC, Canada)
Steven Shrybman

Steven Shrybman speaks with Julian Darley

10 Apr 2004
View all related to Climate Change | Globalization | Natural Gas | Oil | Water
View all related to Steven Shrybman
So one of the things that distinguishes NAFTA from the World Trade Organization agreements is that it includes a chapter that deals explicitly with energy. And the basic rules of trade as they apply to energy in the NAFTA context is that the US is entitled to unlimited access to Canadian natural gas and oil resources at the same price that those resources are made available in Canada and the form in which that's given expression by NAFTA is to impose a ban on government measures.
Daniel Pauly

Daniel Pauly speaks with Julian Darley

30 Aug 2005
View all related to Climate Change | Fisheries | Resource Depletion | Water
View all related to Daniel Pauly
What is hard to consider is that it is technology that is the problem. Because we have reached in fisheries, everywhere really, the stage where we have too much fishing effort. That is, we are capable of catching anything that moves, anyplace, anytime, if we want to. In fact, we have so much effort that they step on each other’s toes all the time so we should reduce that effort so that the biomass can be rebuilt. That is, every time we make our boats more effective, more efficient, we make the problem worse.