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A Crude Awakening . . . Indeed
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Review  Mar-21-2008 Click to play the linked video or audio in a new window Click to show the linked image in a new window     whander
A Crude Awakening (2006), a provocative documentary addressing the global peak oil crisis, was recently released on DVD.  Although the original film release created some buzz in the Peak Oil thought community, it did not receive significant attention in the  wider population.  With the ever-deepening oil crises affecting us on  economic, political and social levels, the wider  DVD release provides us a useful time to...  See entire review

Glacier Melt Impact on Sea-Level is Underestimated
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Review  Mar-19-2008 Click to play the linked video or audio in a new window     whander

Global sea level has been climbing steadily over the past 80 years—and the contribution from melting ice has been more substantial than previously estimated, according to new research in Science Express.


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Code Red: A Climate Change Emergency
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Review  Mar-14-2008 Click to play the linked video or audio in a new window     whander
Climate Code Red: the Time Is NowThe Reality Report recently conducted an insightful interview with Philip Sutton of the Greenleap Strategic Institute and coauthor of a new report called "Climate Code Red: the Case for a Sustainability Emergency."

This report reviews disturbing new data and scientific understanding of climate change, explains why existing institutions have failed to respond adequately to the problem, and outlines an appropriate response....  See entire review

When Environmental Irresponsiblility Leads To Battles Over Natural Resources
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Blog item  Feb-18-2008     whander whander

And you thought water wars were just a plot device for old Westerns? Think again. There is present day state border dispute over — you guessed it — water rights. 

Georgia asserts it right to water flowing in Tennessee, and some Tennessee volunteers are talking about getting their rifles. The Georgia legislature has proposed a bill to review the boundary between the two states, on the theory that the man who surveyed that boundary 200 years ago got it wrong. 

At issue: access to the water flowing in the Tennessee River—which would run through part of Georgia if Georgia got its way. Georgia says that Congress set the border at the 35th parallel and that an 1818 survey misplaced that line by a mile. Tennessee says that the country can't...  See entire blog item

Our Post-Carbon future: a Peak Oil Perspective
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Review  Feb-18-2008 Click to play the linked video or audio in a new window     whander
Richard HeinbergOne of the most influential proponents of Peak Oil, Mr. Richard Heinberg discusses this topic and related sustainability issues in an extensive interview on the Ecological Options Network. Mr. Heinberg is an ecologist and author of Power Down, Peak Everything and a number of influential books concerning Peak Oil. See

Mr. Heinberg calls himself a realist, not a pessimist, in predicting...  See entire review

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