Prairie Fire – Revolutionize the Food System (219)

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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)

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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...]

“Hooked on Growth” documentary from GrowthBusters

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"Hooked on Growth" is the quintessential David vs. Goliath story, starring modern-day filmmaker David (yes, his real name!!) Gardner in his autobiographical crusade against industrial civilization's prevailing and largely unquestioned myth that Growth is Good, whether it's … [Read more...]

The Vegetarian Myth (191)

What we eat is destroying both our bodies and the planet, according to author Lierre Keith, a recovering twenty-year vegan and author of The Vegetarian Myth. While she passionately opposes factory farming of animals, she maintains that humans require nutrient-dense animal … [Read more...]

How to Boil a Frog – Meet the Filmmaker (187)

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Filmmaker Jon Cooksey is one funny guy, even while presenting the most serious problems facing humanity. In this fast-paced conversation, he gallops all over the map with five big problems, five big solutions, and a playful and heartfelt approach. Wacky, sobering, full of … [Read more...]

The many faces of Jon Cooksey, star of “How to Boil A Frog”

As the central actor in his documentary "How to Boil A Frog," Jon Cooksey brings his delicious brand of humor to the serious content by taking on many personnas. Jon's range of expressions is astounding. These frames are from How to Boil A Frog - Meet the Filmmaker (episode … [Read more...]

Hooked on Growth – Meet the Filmmaker (177)

Dave Gardner's upcoming documentary looks at modern society and asks, why are we behaving irrationally? There's overwhelming evidence we've reached the limits to growth, yet we continue in our addiction. In searching for a cure, Dave starts with the need to tell different … [Read more...]

Dave Gardner — a Conversation Destined to Happen

It was a Peak Moment Conversation destined to be, and the angels must've worked overtime to bring it together. It started last week when I "just happened" to see an email message for the filmmakers group on the Transitionus.ning website — a list I check maybe once a month … [Read more...]

The Elephant in the Peak Oil Living Room

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Richard Katz and Dennis Brumm burst the technofix dream-bubble by naming the hard stuff: the lack of sufficient alternatives to oil and gas at the enormous scale needed. Overpopulation exceeding the planet's carrying capacity. Potential collapse. But wait! they close with … [Read more...]