Daily Archives: July 20, 2017

What about Peak Oil ? Richard Heinberg interviewed by Piero San Giorgio

piero san giorgio

Published on Apr 24, 2017

for more information about Richard Heinberg, see : http://richardheinberg.com/about

for more information about Piero San Giorgio, see : https://www.amazon.com/Survive-Econom…

Richard Heinberg – Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels


Published on May 2, 2015

Richard Heinberg discusses his latest book Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels. Climate change, along with the depletion of oil, coal, and gas, dictate that we will inevitably move away from our profound societal reliance on fossil fuels. But just how big a transformation will this be? While many policy makers assume that renewable energy sources will provide a relatively painless solution, Heinberg suggests instead that we are in for a wild ride; a civilization reboot on a scale similar to the agricultural and industrial revolutions.

Afterburn consists of fifteen essays exploring various aspects of the twenty-first century migration away from fossil fuels including short-term political and economic factors that impede broad-scale, organized efforts to adapt, the origin of longer-term trends – such as consumerism – that have created a way of life that seems normal to most Americans, but is actually unprecedented, highly fragile, and unsustainable, and potential opportunities and sources of conflict that are likely to emerge.

From the inevitability and desirability of more locally organized economies to the urgent need to preserve our recent cultural achievements and the futility of pursuing economic growth above all, Afterburn offers cutting-edge perspectives and insights that challenge conventional thinking about our present, our future, and the momentous choices that we currently face.



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Richard Heinberg from What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire


Published on Feb 27, 2015

This is the complete and slightly edited interview footage we shot with Richard Heinberg in 2005, in preparation for our feature-length documentary, What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire.

Richard Manning on the Green Revolution and the End of Cheap Oil


Published on Sep 7, 2011

A short clip from our 2005 interview with Richard Manning, author of “Grassland” (1997), “Against The Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization” (2004), and “Rewilding the West: Restoration in a Prairie Landscape” (2009).

This is raw footage from the feature length documentary, What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire, produced by Sally Erickson and Timothy Scott Bennett. Please visit http://www.whatawaytogomovie.com/ to purchase a copy and support the filmmakers. And visit http://bluehagbooks.com/ to learn about Bennett’s new novel, All of the Above. Thanks!

National Gathering – Tramsotopm US

More than ever, people across the country are seeking ways to become more free of oil and of all the ways we are damaging the earth, the climate and each other. Transition leaders help their local communities become educated, aware and empowered to do what needs to be done, to try new things, start projects and and learn from each other. We are in the great Transition. If you aren’t already familiar with this movement, come on in, the water’s fine! The world needs your hands and heart and together we CAN and must build the world we want to live in!

From Thursday, July 27th through Tuesday, August 1st, some 250 Transition Town movement leaders and fellow resilience builders from across the country will gather in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Together, we will deepen our relationships with each other, broaden our knowledge of practical solutions, and scale-up strategies to bring our shared vision of healthy, sustainable, and just local communities to life throughout the US.

We invite you to join with other Transition organizers and dozens of dynamic and diverse presenters for a truly extraordinary event that will touch your heart, expand your horizons, and leave you inspired and energized for the work ahead. Learn more about this first-ever Transition US National Gathering by clicking on any of the links provided below.

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The Ultimate Hypocrisy? Trump Plan to Renegotiate NAFTA Resembles TPP Deal He Withdrew From

Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 18, 2017

https://democracynow.org – The Trump administration has released their plans for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. Observers say they are surprisingly similar to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which Trump withdrew from in one of his first acts as president. As the White House kicks off its “Made in America”-themed week, labor leaders say the new NAFTA plan worsens protections for workers and would be “the ultimate in hypocrisy.” “There’s enough vagueness in the descriptions that it’s unclear of the things that simply must be done,” says Public Citizen’s Lori Wallach. She also notes that “[Trump] has refused to divest his business interests. He’s refused to disclose what his full investments are in Mexico and Canada.”

Gaza on Verge of Collapse as Israel Sends 2.2M People “Back to Middle Ages” in Electricity Crisis

Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 19, 2017

https://democracynow.org – Israeli-imposed restrictions have limited electricity in Gaza to barely four hours a day, creating a humanitarian catastrophe for its 2 million residents. In 2012, the World Health Organization warned that Gaza would be uninhabitable by 2020. The U.N. now says the area has already become unlivable, with living conditions in Gaza deteriorating faster than expected. We go directly to Gaza to speak with Raji Sourani, an award-winning human rights lawyer and director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza. We also speak with Tareq Baconi, author of the forthcoming book, “Hamas Contained: The Rise & Pacification of Palestinian Resistance.” He is a policy fellow at Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network.

IFPRI’s 2017 Global Food Policy Report


Published on Jul 20, 2017

IFPRI’s 2017 Global Food Policy Report provides analysis of major global and country-level food policy developments across the developing world. With rapid urbanization dramatically shifting demographics in recent years, this year’s report focuses on how urbanization is changing food systems, nutrition, and development. The report finds that growing cities provide opportunities to boost farmers’ incomes and give urban poor more diverse and nutrition food supplies, if the two areas are effectively connected through strong value chains.


Signs Of Climate Change — Past, Present And Future — On Plum Island | WBUR News

Plum Island is mostly a national wildlife refuge. It’s a long, narrow spit of sand 50 miles north of Boston.

You can see evidence of climate change past and present there, and get a glimpse of the future.

The island was created by climate change. Over millions of years, natural forces made the planet a lot colder and the ocean sea level a lot lower.

Nowadays, it’s hard to believe Plum Island was once buried under half a mile of ice. Eleven thousand years ago, the glacier began receding, leaving a scarred landscape that was sculptured by wind, waves and currents into today’s barrier island beach.

Parker Jones, a frequent visitor to Plum Island, lives in nearby Newburyport. It’s one of four Massachusetts towns protected by the 11-mile-long barrier island.

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Here’s How Much Plastic Trash Is Littering the Earth | National Geographic

National Geographic

Published on Jul 20, 2017

These plastic bottles illustrate how humans discard a shocking amount of plastic waste into the environment.