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2 comments, last: Nov-17-2007   Add a comment   Contributor:  PT (Nov-3-2007)    Play a Video
Categories: Global Warming, Peak Oil/Gas & Energy Demand, Sustainable Living, Wildlife and Nature

The Thinker needs food for thought - here it isAfter more than a year talking to a lot of people in person, via email, and by telephone, and attending real meetings and virtual meetings, I have made this list of resources.  Hopefully it is nourishing food for thought, for heavy thinkers like you - the reader - and that guy to the right as well.

You are very welcome to comment with any additional favorites YOU have (or even to criticize a choice I made!)  I know these resources will help you find some of the information you want:

Carbon Calculators

Climate Crisis
Live Earth
Nature Conservancy
One Climate


Collapse, Jared Diamond
The Long Emergency, James H. Kunstler
Plan B 2.0, Lester R. Brown
Power Down, Richard Heinberg
Twilight in the Desert, Matthew R. Simmons

Films and Videos

An Inconvenient Truth,
Arctic Ice Receding
Crude Awakening
Peak Oil (Wissner)

Strange Days on Planet Earth,

Web sites

Peak Oil:

Resources / Species:

Global Warming:

New Life Styles / Blogs


11 Solutions
Youth Movement

Leading Thinkers and Speakers

Lester Brown (balanced approach)
Jared Diamond (Pulitzer-prize for his books)
Al Gore ('nuff said?)
James Lovelock (Gaia, pessimistic)
Amory Lovins (hydrogen power, optimistic)
Bill McKibben (Step It Up - climate)

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Comment by:  PT (David Alexander) (Nov-17-2007)   Web site
That sounds like a good idea - it is a self-maintaining current list of interests and recommendations. That is why you are an innovator.
Comment by: Pelf C. Nyok (Nov-17-2007)   Web site

I used to bookmark sites that touch on the environment but that list grew kinda long, and I didn't have enough time to read and follow each site, so I trashed the list.

Currently, with StumbleUpon, I find myself bookmarking single posts (environment-related), which I find interesting. So hopefully I'll compile a list of such stories/blog posts in the near future so that we can all share what we've "discovered" and "liked" :)

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Member: PT (David Alexander) My lifelong pursuit, since age 18, has been to live more fully and find wisdom. This has involved studies with Zen masters, Tai Chi masters, and great psychotherapists while achieving my license as a gestalt therapist and psychoanalyst.

Along the way, I became aware of how the planet is under great stress due to the driven nature of human activity on this planet.

I believe that the advancement of human well-being will reduce societies addictive behaviors, and will thus also help preserve the environment and perhaps slow down the effects of global warming and other major threats to the health of human societies.

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