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Economic History in 10 Minutes

The Green Changemakers

Often they reported on the amazing generosity of people who seemed eager to share everything they owned despite having almost no material possessions and being officially listed by aid agencies as among the poorest people on the planet. Peak Oil has significant implications for our economy.

2010 52

THE END OF SUBURBIA

The Green Changemakers

Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream. Anthony Lappe, Guerrilla News Network The End of Suburbia is a perfect tool for introducing people to peak oil. While only containing 4% of the world population, the United States consumes 25% of the world's oil.

2008 52

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Heinberg on Life Beyond Growth

The Green Changemakers

To survive and thrive for long, societies have to operate within the planet’s budget of sustainably extractable resources. In effect, we have to create a desirable “new normal” that fits the constraints imposed by depleting natural resources. By the year 2780 there would be 148 trillion humans on Earth—one person for each square meter of land on the planet’s surface. Indeed, China consumes more than twice as much coal as it did a decade ago—the same with iron ore and oil.

2010 43

The Sacred Demise of Industrial Civilization - PeakMoment.TV

The Green Changemakers

Peak Moment 169 : As a historian, Carolyn Baker has a keen eye for current events that are indicators of the collapse were seeing all around us. Live in such a way that we do not contribute to the expansion of the global economy, reducing our impact on the natural environment in the process.

2010 52

The Local Food and Farming Revolution

The Green Changemakers

We must end our dependence on fossil fuels, chemical fertilizers, and mechanization in our food production. At the same time, on top of all this, there is a growing global food crisis that is symptomatic of our predicament. All the cheap oil has already been burned.

2010 56