Peak oil Audio interviews from ABC Radio, Jim Puplava’s Financial Sense Newshour, Radio4All, Alex Smith’s Radio Ecoshock, Sea Change Radio, The Carnegie Council, Antiwar Radio, C-Realm Podcast, ASPO2012, ACT Peak Oil & the Post Carbon Institute:
Richard Heinberg on “Magic Pudding Economics”
Rod Taylor from the 2XX Fuzzy Logic Science Show interviews Richard Heinberg on peak oil, the end of growth, and powering down for the future. Thanks to Rod from 2XX for permission to use the MP3 and Jenny Goldie of ACT Peak Oil and SPA for her assistance.
Richard Heinberg on Peak Oil and The End of Growth
Richard Heinberg spoke to about 360 people in Canberra, Australia on September 21, 2012. He was touring Australia as a guest of Sustainable Population Australia and sustainable population activist Dick Smith. The Canberra leg of his tour was co-sponsored by ACT Peak Oil, The Australia Institute, Nature and Society Forum and See-Change. Many thanks to Rod Taylor from Fuzzy Logic for permission to use the audio.
Margaret Throsby interviews Richard Heinberg
Richard Heinberg is a Senior Fellow-in-Residence at Post Carbon Institute in California and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost Peak Oil educators. Since 2002 he has given over four hundred lectures on oil depletion (‘peak oil’) to a wide variety of audiences – from insurance executives to peace activists, from local to national elected officials to Jesuit volunteers.
Robert Hirsch: The Impending World Oil Shortage
Robert Hirsch, a Senior Energy Program Advisor at SAIC, a Senior Energy Advisor at MISI and a consultant in energy, technology, and management, talks about “the impending world oil shortage” and expands on his idea that we should “learn from the past”. This audio is from Robert’s video presentation to the 2012 ASPO international conference.
James Howard Kunstler: It’s Too Late for Solutions
In his new book, Too Much Magic, Jim attacks the wishful thinking dominant today that with a little more growth, a little more energy, a little more technology — a little more magic — we’ll somehow sail past our current tribulations without having to change our behavior. James Howard Kunstler joins Chris Martenson in conversation.
The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources
As we run out of resources, the human race is at a pivotal point. We have two options: We can continue along the same path, leading to much of the planet becoming uninhabitable. Or we can create an alternative future where we use resources in a much more sustainable and frugal way. Michael T. Klare gives a full talk on his new book “The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources” at the Carnegie Council. Followed by an audience Q&A with the author.
Scott Horton Interviews Michael Klare on Antiwar Radio
Michael Klare, professor and author of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet, discusses his article “Is Barack Obama Morphing Into Dick Cheney;” the Bush and Obama administrations’ striking policy similarities on oil geopolitics; peak oil theory and the disappearance of “easy” oil; Cheney’s National Energy Policy of 2001, which adivsed more oil imports from Africa; and Obama’s expansion of AFRICOM to pursue terrorist threats on the continent (of course limited to the oil-producing regions).
Chris Martenson On The Reality Of Peak Oil
Author, economic analyst, scientist and futurist Chris Martenson has written and spoken extensively on key issues surrounding our energy-based economy. He appeared on this show four years ago – when high oil prices were making headlines. Those headlines have returned and we check back with Martenson today to get his take on how things have progressed or regressed in the fight for a clean energy future. A fellow at the post-Carbon institute, Martenson shares his thoughts with host Alex Wise on rising oil prices and the danger of ignoring the realities of peak oil.
An Eco-Literate Conversation With Richard Heinberg
This week on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise talks with Richard Heinberg, author and senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute who’s written extensively on energy, economic, and ecological issues. The last time he was a guest on this program, he described some of the fundamental problems surrounding our carbon-based economy outlined in his book, The End of Growth. This week we welcome Mr. Heinberg back to the show as we discuss his latest article published in Energy Bulletin titled, What We Are For.
Peak Oil: Just around the corner
Oil supplies are rapidly dwindling and demand is increasing leading analysts to warn of an impending oil crunch. The global oil supply has lost the equivalent of the volume of the North Sea oil reserve in 15 months. By 2014, supply is expected to fall short of demand. Other factors could bring that forward. Fatih Birol (International Energy Agency Chief Economist) says the age of cheap oil is over and we all need to prepare ourselves for higher oil prices. No government is prepared for what lies ahead. See the Catalyst video here.
The IEA: Dancing around peak oil
Energy analyst and author Chris Nelder joins Jim Puplava on the Financial Sense Newshour to predict oil prices heading higher over time. Chris discusses the recent indirect warning from the IEA (International Energy Agency), and believes we must start the energy transition now, as the effects of peak oil begin to take hold.
Governments are still ignoring peak oil studies
Jim Puplava is joined by energy analyst Chris Nelder on the Financial Sense Newshour to discuss how most governments around the world are ignoring recent peak oil research studies, including one from the German military.
Download the report (English translation, 112 pages, PDF — 1.9Mb)
ABC JJJ’s Hack peak oil special
From the peak oil early days. Steve Cannane, who was then the No. 1 presenter for the ABC’s JJJ Radio’s Hack program, investigates peak oil. Steve interviews James Howard Kunstler, Sonia Shah, the ABC’s Dr Karl, Alex Wadsley, ex-MP Andrew McNamara and takes questions.
Jim Puplava investment adviser: How he’s preparing for peak oil
In this monthly feature on the Financial Sense Newshour, John Loeffler interviews Jim Puplava. This month Jim discusses;
- Peak oil, and why people don’t get it
- The Next Crisis: currency and sovereign debt, and
- War: the coming conflicts over resources
Chris Skrebowski: It’s Crunch Time for Energy
Energy analyst and peak oil expert Chris Skrebowski joins Jim Puplava to discuss his doubts regarding OPEC’s spare capacity and the potential for a severe energy crunch. From the Financial Sense Newshour.
A Turning Point in History; the Sunset of the Age of Oil
Peak oil pioneer Dr. Colin Campbell joins Jim to discuss the sunset of the Oil Age and the growing importance of living a more local life. From the Financial Sense Newshour.
Robert Hirsch; The Impending World Energy Mess
Dr. Robert L. Hirsch is a Senior Energy Advisor at MISI and a consultant in energy, technology and management. His primary experience is in research, development and commercial applications. He has managed technology programs in oil and natural gas exploration and production, petroleum refining, synthetic fuels, fusion, fission, renewables, defense technologies, chemical analysis and basic research. On Financial Sense Newshour, Robert Hirsch discusses with Jim Puplava that peak oil will be here sooner than we think, and how we got into this mess.
Peak oil activism: Protesting the Canadian Tar Sands
Interview with Tzeporah Berman, of Forest Ethics, now co-director of the Climate & Energy Campaign for Greenpeace. And, from Earthbeat radio reporter Daphne Wysham, Naomi Klein outside the White House — at Keystone XL Pipeline protest. Klein exposes conspiracy to export Tar Sands oil to Europe, using cloak of American patriotism. Plus, Indigenous Environment Network Director Tom Goldtooth and Tar Sands victims in Canada and the U.S.
Oil and Coal – How much left?
Geoscientist David Hughes, of ASPO USA, and a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, speaks to Transition Toronto. Expert analysis for North America and the world. Facts that will determine our future. Song “Even If The End Is Near” by Evan Greer. From Radio Ecoshock.
Nicole Foss: Peak oil, Ponzi Finance and the Next Financial Crash
Jim Puplava is pleased to welcome back Nicole Foss, co-editor of the The Automatic Earth to Financial Sense Newshour this week. Nicole discusses peak oil, the next financial crash, and the challenges she sees coming our way.
Nicole Foss: How to Personally Prepare for the Coming Perfect Storm
In part two of Jim Puplava’s in-person interview, Nicole Foss discusses ways for individuals to be prepared for difficult times ahead. From the Financial Sense Newshour.
Trapped by Fossil Fuels
Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow-in-Residence at Post Carbon Institute and author of nine books including The Party’s Over, Peak Everything, and the recently released Blackout, joins ZOOM’D for a provocative review of the ever-growing urgency to transition away from fossil fuels.
With an unflinching approach to facts and realism, Richard explores the tenuousness of our current way of living, describes how we are trapped by both high and low oil prices, and places an exclamation point on peak oil and the devastating impact it will have on economic, food, and transportation systems.
Along with a sobering view of reality, Richard provides a vision for a truly sustainable future — and stresses the importance of building resilience in preparation for very challenging times to come.
Chris Martenson on his Peak Oil Crash Course
Oil is essential for economic growth. The reality of dwindling oil supplies is now internationally recognized, yet virtually no developed nations have a Plan B. The economic risks to individuals, companies, and countries are varied and enormous. Best-case, living standards will drop steadily worldwide. Worst-case, systemic financial crises will toss the world into jarring chaos. Chris Martenson’s Crash Course is written for those who are motivated to learn about the root causes of our predicaments, protect themselves and their families, mitigate risks as much as possible, and control what effects they can. With challenge comes opportunity, and The Crash Course offers a positive vision for how to reshape our lives to be more balanced, resilient, and sustainable.