THE END OF SUBURBIA

The Green Changemakers

Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream. EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is a review of the documentary film "The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream" (The Electric Wallpaper Co., Despite all the warnings that we are headed for an ecological and environmental perfect storm, many Americans are oblivious to the flashing red light on the earth's fuel gauge.

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Economic History in 10 Minutes

The Green Changemakers

It turned out that having increasing amounts of money in circulation was a benefit to traders and industrialists during the historical period when all of this was happening—a time when unprecedented amounts of new wealth were being created, first through colonialism and slavery, but then through the harnessing of the enormous energies of fossil fuels. As society dramatically simplifies itself in the wake of fossil fuel depletion, will we revert to some form of gift economy?

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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. If we consider the manufacture and use of pesticides and fertilizers; fuel and oil for tractors, equipment, trucking and shipping; electricity for lighting, cooling, and heating; and emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other green house gases—the total impact of farming and food production may be between 25 and 30 percent of the U.S.’s

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The Sacred Demise of Industrial Civilization - PeakMoment.TV

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George Santayana~ The appearance of springtime in North America may be more welcome this year than at anytime in recent history. And speaking of insanity, Europe is rapidly returning to coal-fired power plants , while in China, coal "remains the major source of fuel for two billion people"-nightmare scenarios with respect to global warming and climate change. As fossil fuels deplete, all that will inevitably go away.

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