Monthly Archives: October 2011

Chris Martenson: Oil puts the squeeze on the economy

With Brent crude trading at around US$110, there’s no doubt that the high oil price puts the squeeze on the economy, rapidly pushing up transport, food and consumer prices. Chris Martenson explains why we need a new cultural story. From … Continue reading

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Abbott weasels out of a commitment on coal seam gas

As always, it’s all about the money. Alan Jones interviews Tony Abbott on the coal seam gas industry (and gets nowhere). You couldn’t make this stuff up… Alan Jones Tony Abbott CSG

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Climate Change: Will Steffen gets ambushed by Alan Jones

Professor Will Steffen gets ambushed by Alan Jones on 2GB. Alan Jones usually interviews climate change sceptics, who he snuggles up to in a self-serving manner. Jones’ manner – when he has a real climate scientist in his studio – … Continue reading

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Chris Martenson – Peak oil, and preparing for the next crisis

We are already feeling the impact of Peak Oil. Chris Martenson PhD joins Jim Puplava on the Financial Sense Newshour in a discussion of the weak US economy, its outlook and the importance of preparing for the next crisis heading … Continue reading

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Astroturfing – the dark side of social interaction

The internet is awash with misinformation, manipulated identities, fake reviews, and dishonest comments. Politicians use astroturfing. So do businesses and marketing firms. Beware – it’s infecting everyone. Audio from the ABC’s Background Briefing program: Don\’t trust the web

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Ian Dunlop talks about peak oil and climate change

Ian Dunlop is Deputy Convener of the Australian Association for the Study of Peak Oil. He spoke recently at the 2011 Amplify Festival about peak oil and climate change:

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