Climate Change and Fukushima: Radio EcoShock meets Peak Moment TV

October 25, 2013. We videoed a conversation with Alex Smith of Radio EcoShock. It went both ways. I interviewed him primarily about climate change and Fukushima, because he's watching them very closely. He interviewed me about Peak Moment TV guests' "local solutions." These … [Read more...]

Peak Oil Impact on Cities, Survival & Culture – Vancouver 2006

Dealing with Community Change under Stress Seeking out New Leaders In the summer of 2006, we videoed the second seminar on Peak Oil and Oil Shock Impacts on Cities and Society hosted by the Strategic Sustainable Planning Committee of the Vancouver City Planning Commission … [Read more...]

Early Autumn Chronicles from the Salish Sea Coast

Harvest time.  Gardens putting out the last of the summer veggies.  Early fall rains, harbingers of winter coming.  We're happy hyper-locavores relishing a zero-mile-diet along both sides of the Salish Sea. Tasting resilient, close-to-the-earth food cultivation … [Read more...]

A Forest View – and Smoky Wildfires

July 30,2013. As I painted this view from Dunsmuir in northern California, layers of smoky haze filled the air. Smoke from multiple wildfires in southern Oregon reduced visibility like thick fog. I found it difficult to get a good deep breath as we traveled north. The … [Read more...]

Living with the Predicament (235)

Janaia's the guest this time! She tells host Ivey Cone: "This is not a problem. A problem can be solved. This is a predicament. We can’t solve our way out of this one, with technology or any other mythic fix. It's something we have to live with." She sees multiple … [Read more...]

Climate Change – The Big Picture, Illustrated

After you've viewed this infographic from learnstuff.com, read Guy McPherson's frequently updated climate change timing projections. Okay, now read Guy McPherson's update of climate change timing projections as of January 2013. It brings us up-to-date on what the media … [Read more...]

Prairie Fire – Revolutionize the Food System (219)

Novelist Dan Armstrong's Prairie Fire is a fast-paced thriller whose characters forge unlikely alliances to revolutionize the American food system. It's spearheaded by farmers squeezed by skyrocketing oil prices while marketeers get whopping price gains. This revolution is … [Read more...]

Solving the Environmental Crises – We Can Do It! (218)

Futurist Guy Dauncey's enthusiastic determination is absolutely infectious! The author of Climate Change: 101 Solutions to Global Warming sees multiple environmental crises descending on us all at once. He points to numerous historical examples of our coming together around … [Read more...]

Guy Dauncey & Joanna Macy: the Great Transition

Things are heating up quite seriously. Smoke from enormous wildfires many miles north drifts into the river canyon beside us. The Midwest drought finds the land in far worse condition than the last massive droughts in the 1930s, and a world far more dependent on its food … [Read more...]

Peak Oil Blues — We’re All Bozos on this Bus (199)

"My own reaction seemed so crazy to me," says psychologist Kathy McMahon of her response to Peak Oil. Wondering if she was the only "wacko", she started the Peak Oil Blues blog to explore her own and readers' responses. As the "Peak Shrink," Kathy formulated a delightfully … [Read more...]