[permaculture] [SANET-MG] Which energy? || How to Beat, Climate Change & Post Fossil Fuel Economy
garden at hal-pc.org
Sun Mar 12 14:30:19 EST 2006
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. thank you. Thank you! I wish I could
write in iambic pentameter.
I was about to explode, get real violent or anything else to satisfy my
questions about Peak Oil. I know you didn't write on Peak Oil but just
about wrote of evryelse that relates to permaculture, so I jumped on the
rear of the caboose at a whistle stop.
I went to Elders and Deacons who work for Big Oil and when I asked them
about Peak Oil, thet would not say a damn thing. No yay, no nay, no
nasty 4 letter words (Oops, wrong ethnic profile). 4 letter words
applied to when asked about Peak Oil, neighbors, friends, associates,
parents and friends of associates, ex-girlfriends. petroleum lawyers,
ad infitum, etc and so-on.
What the --- is going on??? I mean is the a higher power that is
shouting these mouths. I feel the facts are there. I don't if all the
facts are verifiable, but I've only been reading for about 3 months.
Another subject. Yesterday in Austin, the movie Oil Crash Movie World
Please join us for the world premiere of Oil Crash the Movie at the SXSW
film festival on March 11th at 2:00 PM at the Austin Convention Center.
We will be holding a press conference at 11:30 AM, March 11th, in the
Press Suite at the Austin Convention Center. We look forward to seeing
you there. Attached is the press release and flyer for Oil Crash.
A film millions of years in the making... WORLD PREMIERE AT SXSW
Saturday March 11, 2006
2 PM Convention Center Auditorium
OilCrash, produced and directed by award-winning European journalists
Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack, tells the story of how our
civilization’s addiction to oil puts it on a collision course with
geology. Compelling, intelligent, and highly entertaining, the film
visits with the world’s top experts and comes to a startling, but
logical conclusion – our industrial society, built on cheap and readily
available oil, must be completely reimagined and overhauled.
The idea that the world’s oil supplies have peaked, or will soon, is
gaining mainstream currency. Robert B. Semple, Jr., associate editor of
the New York Times editorial board, writes in the paper’s March 1 online
“The Age of Oil — 100-plus years of astonishing economic growth made
possible by cheap, abundant oil — could be ending without our really
being aware of it. Oil is a finite commodity. At some point even the
vast reservoirs of Saudi Arabia will run dry. But before that happens
there will come a day when oil production ‘peaks,’ when demand overtakes
supply (and never looks back), resulting in large and possibly
catastrophic price increases that could make today‘s $60-a-barrel oil
look like chump change. Unless, of course, we begin to develop
substitutes for oil. Or begin to live more abstemiously. Or both. The
concept of peak oil has not been widely written about. But people are
talking about it now. It deserves a careful look — largely because it is
almost certainly correct.”
Semple concludes: “These [are] not doomsday scenarios from conspiracy
theorists, but hard scientific facts backed by serious research.”
You needn’t be a conspiracy theorist to see a connection between
America’s current obsessions with the Middle East and national security,
and the world’s looming oil crisis. The frenzied search for alternative
sources of energy now being pursued by the largest multinational energy
corporations makes it clear they also believe a crisis is fast
approaching. Each day’s headlines, whether the subject is Iraq or South
America, sheds new light on the issue.
Producer Basil Gelpke explains: “Suddenly, seemingly unconnected news
about Katrina and Rita hitting the Gulf Coast’s oil reﬁneries;
the ongoing war in Iraq; the nuclear ambitions of Iran; the populist
politics of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela; the appalling corruption in most
oil producing countries; the de facto nationalization of Yukos in
Russia; the steep rise in costs of everything oil-related; and even
increasing share prices of companies involved in solar, wind and nuclear
energy all pointed in the same direction. Oil is running out, and nobody
is ready for the cataclysm that is bound to follow.”
The ﬁlm includes in-depth, thought-provoking interviews with
Matt Simmons, Colin Campbell, David Goodstein, Matt Savinar and many
others. Shot on location at oil ﬁelds from Texas to Azerbaijan,
with original music by Daniel Schnyder and Philip Glass, the ﬁlm
provides not only questions, but possible solutions to the most
perplexing and important economic, environmental and public policy issue
of our time. One year ago, in a report commissioned by the U.S.
Department of Energy, Robert L. Hirsch challenged the notion that the
free market can solve the onrushing emergency:
„The world has never faced a problem like Peak Oil. Without massive
mitigation more than a decade before the fact, the problem will be
pervasive and will not be temporary. Previous energy transitions (wood
to coal and coal to oil) were gradual and evolutionary; oil peaking will
be abrupt and revolutionary.“
512.750.3303 mobile, please call Linda for interviews.
There's another movie coming up:
http://www.peakoil.net/Documentary.html - these guys don't answer e-mail
. Must be roadies filming is Europe. Man o man. Must be the life.
http://www.peakoil.net - very good site
http://members.home.nl/peakoil/introduction.html - ditto
http://www.energybulletin.net/ - holy poop. Really bad dude. I read
daily. Great stuff.
Mtruck has stickers about Peak Oil, I have glow in the dard letterst
that say Peak Oil and I have an electric scrolling message license plate
frame that get a heckofalot attention.
"I love to change the world, but I don't know what to do, so I leave it
up to permies. Everywhere is jarheads and angels, levees and bald, tell
me where is sanity?"
J. Kolenovsky, 2003 Honorable Mention Award, Keep Houston Beautiful
ô¿ô - http://www.celestialhabitats.com - environmental resource
ô¿ô - http://www.oilcrashmovie.com/
ô¿ô - http://www.peakoil.org and http://www.endofsuburbia.com -
start becoming attuned to the "new lifestyle" ahead of you
ô¿ô - http://www.hal-pc.org/~garden/personal.html - personal
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