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Alice Friedemann: When The Trucks Stop Running

The modern trucking fleet is living on borrowed time
Sunday, August 21, 2016, 11:59 AM

Alice Friedemann is a transportation expert sounding the alarm on the unsustainable nature of our modern trucking system, which is critical for delivering goods where they need to be, when they need to be, in our just-in-time economy.

The world's trucking fleet is remarkably dependent on petroleum and, for a number of reasons she outlines in this interview, is not feasibly able to shift over to electricity or other alternative fuels. » Read more

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M. King Hubbert: The Limits To Oil

Inside the mind of the father of Peak Oil
Sunday, May 8, 2016, 12:52 PM

M. King Hubbert did more to raise awareness of the finite nature of global oil reserves than any other person, living or dead. He was a larger-than-life figure, who fought tirelessly to insert the limits of nature into the national dialog regarding the strategic use of resources. Yet surprisingly little has been publicly documented about the man, even though we are hurdling ever faster into a future shaped by the very limits he warned about.

In today's podcast, Chris talks with Mason Inman about his new book The Oracle Of Oil, the first in-depth biography of M. King Hubbert, to learn more about the genesis of the Peak Oil theory. » Read more

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Arthur Berman: Why Today's Shale Era Is The Retirement Party For Oil Production

A leading geologist delivers the hard facts
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 6:00 PM

Much of what's been 'sold' to us about the US shale oil revolution is massively over-hyped. The amount of commercially-recoverable shale oil is much less than touted, returns much less net energy than the petroleum our economy was built around, and is extremely unprofitable to extract for most drillers at today's lower oil price.

To separate the hype from reality, our podcast guest is Arthur Berman, a geological consultant with 34 years of experience in petroleum exploration and production, who sees the recent US oil production boost from shale drilling as and short-lived and somewhat desperate; a kind of last hurrah before the lights get turned out. » Read more

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Ugo Bardi: The Banquet of Consequences

Why we've earned the coming future of resource scarcity
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2:15 PM

Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

"Growth is the problem; not the solution" says Ugo Bardi, Professor of Physical Chemistry at Italy's University of Florence and author of the recent book Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet.

In this week's podcast, Professor Bardi and Chris discuss resource depletion and its growing impact on geopolitical events and the world economy. » Read more

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Daily Digest 7/12 - Shooting The Messengers, Unraveling The Secrets Of A Bee’s Buzz

Friday, July 12, 2013, 11:21 AM
  • Market Moves Ahead Should be Good for Gold, Bad for US Dollar
  • Analysis: Fed mulls adjusting its tune to quell jittery markets
  • A Climate Of Change
  • Shooting The Messengers
  • Consumer Frugality Adds to Woes in France
  • Leaner BP Blanches at Bill for Cleanup
  • More Signs of ‘Peak Us’ in New Study of ‘Peak Oil Demand’
  • Unraveling the Pollinating Secrets of a Bee’s Buzz 
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An Oil Refinery Secures an Essential Material: Water

Why you should learn where your water comes from
Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 2:18 PM

Industries are moving to secure our dwindling resources. Learn to identify where your sources of water come from to protect your rights and your community's access.

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