Daily Archives: December 3, 2013

OIL – Where It Comes From and Where It’s Going

argusfest

Published on Jan 26, 2013

This vitally important documentary examines the science behind how oil was created over billions of years and how it is being depleted in just over one hundred years. It also looks at the environmental consequences of oil depletion.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
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Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

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The Long Emergency


Dan Harayda

Published on May 6, 2012

Massachusetts School of Law Noted Author’s Books of Our Time Presents “The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the 21st Century” by James Howard Kunstler Show# 67

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Blind Spot – The Film


John Hanna

Published on Mar 1, 2013

Blind Spot (2008)

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Blind Spot is a documentary film that illustrates the current oil and energy crisis that our world is facing. Whatever measures of ignorance, greed, wishful thinking, we have put ourselves at a crossroads, which offer two paths with dire consequences. If we continue to burn fossil fuels we will choke the life out of the planet and if we don’t our way of life will collapse.

There is no panic in this film ….just an absolute and stark reality that we either choose to face or not.

But you will not see this film on network TV or just about nowhere else. It challenges too directly fundamental assumptions on which the continuance of our corporate economy and our consumer culture is based — in particular, the unquestioned assumption that growth is good, that “expansion is tantamount to progress.”

“Blind Spot” makes no attempt to soften or sweeten its message in order to make it palatable to a wider audience. The people interviewed are blunt about the seriousness of the problems we face: peak oil; climate change; population overshoot and a diminished environment.

Whatever temporary progress we make in curbing these problems is quickly nullified by a growing population and the fact that increased technological efficiency in the use of a resource tends to increase (rather than decrease) the rate at which that resource is consumed.

These problems have potentially catastrophic consequences for the entire human species; indeed, we run the risk that positive feedback loops will develop that take matters completely outside our control.

And we’ve largely squandered the last forty years, precious time that we desperately needed to plan for these imminent crises.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV
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Richard Heinberg – Peak Oil And How To See The Bigger Picture


Caps Lock

Published on Oct 13, 2013

Richard Heinberg explaining everything that you need to know about Peak Oil and how to prepare for it, because we are already deep in Peak Oil time!

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Richard Heinberg 2012 Oct


Envirohub Tauranga

Published on Oct 7, 2012

Richard Heinberg at Baycourt in Tauranga on 1st October 2012. In conjunction with the Post Carbon Institute.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Richard Heinberg Counters Big Energy PR Hype


postcarboninstitute

Published on Jun 25, 2012

Post Carbon Institute Senior Fellow Richard Heinberg explains how ‘Big Energy’ tries to mislead the American public through false claims about resources, technology and economic growth.

If you know anyone who is buying into the hype, please share this. More to come soon….

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Mass Starfish Die Off Worse Than Previously Believed! “No Evidence Of Radioactivity”

MOXNEWSd0tC0M

Published on Dec 3, 2013

December 03, 2013 KING 5 News

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Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Encore: America’s Gilded Capital


MoyersandCompany

Published on Dec 3, 2013

Bill talks with journalist Mark Leibovich about his latest book, This Town, a city where money rules and status is determined by who you know and what they can do for you.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Is Victory At Hand for the Climate Movement?


postcarboninstitute

Published on Aug 27, 2013

Asher Miller (PCI Executive Director) speaks with Paul Gildling (PCI Climate & Business Fellow) on the subject of Paul’s thesis in “Victory at Hand for the Climate Movement?”

Link: http://www.resilience.org/stories/201….

In this far ranging discussion, Paul and Asher discuss the importance of the psychology of winning within the climate movement and the evidence Paul sees — in the debate of ideas, in the renewable energy market, in the fear of investors — that the fossil fuel industry is on the cusp of becoming a dying industry.

ABOUT PAUL:
Paul Gilding has spent 35 years trying to change the world, doing everything he can think of that might help. He’s served in the Australian military, chased nuclear armed aircraft carriers in small inflatable boats, plugged up industrial waste discharge pipes, been global CEO of Greenpeace, taught at Cambridge University, started two successful companies and advised the CEOs of some the world’s largest companies.

He is the author of The Great Disruption: How the Climate Crisis Will Transform the Global Economy.

ABOUT PCI:
Post Carbon Institute leads the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world by providing individuals and communities with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, and ecological crises of the 21st century.

http://www.paulgilding.com
http://www.postcarbon.org
http://www.resilience.org
http://www.energy-reality.org
http://www.shalebubble.org

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Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Community Resilience Chat # 2: Power from the People

postcarboninstitute

Published on Sep 12, 2013

Over 90 percent of US power generation comes from large, centralized, highly polluting, nonrenewable sources of energy. It is delivered through long, brittle transmission lines, and then is squandered through inefficiency and waste. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Communities can indeed produce their own local, renewable energy.

In this webinar two community clean power visionaries, Lynn Benander of Co-op Power a 450-member owned renewable energy cooperative in New York and New England, and Lyle Estill founder of Piedmont Biofuels a community scale biodiesel producer talk and answer questions. These are just two of the inspiring projects covered in the Community Resilience Guide Power From the People [http://www.resilience.org/guides/powe…].

This conversation is the second in a a series of Community Resilience Chats hosted by Post Carbon Institute, Transition US, and Chelsea Green Publishing. Watch #1 Rebuilding the Foodshed http://youtu.be/XNTjZECVawo.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV