Best of 2011 – Innovations and Insights (vol 2)

Our top choices from the 2011 Peak Moment conversations (volume 2 of 2). Peak Oil Blues - We're All Bozos on This Bus, Kathy McMahon Oil Puts the Squeeze on the Economy, Chris Martenson Local Investing Made Easy, James Frazier, Kees Kolff, Matthew Daly How to Boil A … [Read more...]

Best of Peak Moment TV 2010

A Young Couple Find Freedom in Simple Living, Tammy Strobel and Logan Smith The Crash Course - Exponential Growth Meets Reality, Chris Martenson The Sacred Demise of Industrial Civilization, Carolyn Baker Your Money, Your Life, Your Happiness, Vicki Robin Four … [Read more...]

The Sacred Demise of Industrial Civilization (169)

As a historian, Carolyn Baker has a keen eye for current events that are indicators of the collapse we’re seeing all around us. But she's also a former psychotherapist concerned about how we personally navigate the turbulence and find meaning within it. The author of Sacred … [Read more...]

Peak Oil – Adapting for Big Changes Ahead (155)

With a long-time eye to declining energy resources, Bart Anderson envisions a very different society in five years. The former editor of Energy Bulletin.net offers advice for post-oil living: Understand the problem. Prepare psychologically for big shifts and the unexpected. … [Read more...]

The Waking-Up Syndrome (150)

Ecopsychologist Sarah Edwards, PhD, explains stages people often go through when facing the implications of climate change and resource depletion. She outlines various aspects of Denial, Anxiety, Awakening, Despair, Powerlessness  and eventual Acceptance. Differentiating … [Read more...]

Finding Opportunity in Peak Oil (128)

Molly Brown sees Peak Oil as both a challenge and an invitation to create a better world. After awakening to Peak Oil, she explored her own responses -- inner attitude and outer action. Personal changes include creating a vegie garden and bicycling. Noting that individual … [Read more...]

What Can One Person Do?

If you enjoyed Sally Lovell's over-the-top treatise on her electric bike (episode 40), she's back, telling us other ways one person can make a difference — from fresh water to humanure. Her focus on water includes educating herself on where it comes from, effects of … [Read more...]

How Much Food Can I Grow Around My House?

In summer 2006 Judy Alexander embarked on an experiment to see how much food she could grow, and how many neighbors could benefit, from the garden around her house. Check out her homegrown rainwater collection and irrigation system — watering her 60+ edible crops. Meet the … [Read more...]

Climate Change Despair and Empowerment – A Roadshow from “Down Under”

After summarizing the facts of deepening global climate chaos, New Zealander Kelly Tudhope notes that our psychological response is often overlooked. Feeling powerless, many people stay in denial. But if we acknowledge our feelings, we can find empowerment arising from our … [Read more...]

Who Am I? in a Post-Petroleum World

Joanna Gabriel feels the challenge of Peak Oil is an opportunity "forcing us to create the kind of world we wanted all the time anyway." The coordinator for Post Carbon Ashland explores the challenge of creating a new paradigm of sustainability and sharing while we're living … [Read more...]