An Inside Look at an Emergency Survival Kit (122)

If an emergency forced you to evacuate your home, would you be prepared? Matthew Stein, author of When Technology Fails, shows what to pack in your 72-hour emergency survival kit — and why. Check out the first aid kits, sleeping bag and space blanket, LED flashlight, … [Read more...]

Calm Before the Storm (115)

Richard Heinberg, author of "Peak Everything", reviews the accelerating events since mid-2007, including the credit crunch and fossil fuel price volatility, noting that we've missed most of the best opportunities to manage collapse. He asks, "how far down the staircase of … [Read more...]

Social Effects of Peak Oil

How will rising oil prices affect low- and middle-class lives? Sociologist and professor Rowan Wolf sees at-risk populations growing while government services and class divides are increasingly strained. A member of the Portland Peak Oil Task Force, she discusses … [Read more...]

Boulder County Going Local!

Michael Brownlee didn't stop after creating the Boulder Valley Relocalization group. He's catalyzing Boulder County's Going Local! campaign, encouraging residents to buy local first, eat and grow local food, create local energy and local currency. The community will … [Read more...]

The Portland Peak Oil Task Force

Propelled by passage of the Portland Peak Oil Resolution in May 2006, a citizen's task force is developing recommendations for the city. With Brendan Finn, chief of staff to Commissioner of Public Affairs, and task force member Randy White. Their recommendations summary and … [Read more...]

Learning from Cuba’s Response to Peak Oil

Megan Quinn of Community Solution discusses her visit to Cuba, and the movie "The Power of Community." This young woman sees peak oil as an opportunity to create the communities we want, but notes that we must reduce our consumption despite environmentalists' assurances that … [Read more...]

Sebastopol: A Town Addresses Energy Decline

City councilman Larry Robinson discusses how rising energy prices and availability might affect services like fire, water, wastewater, law enforcement—and the citizen's advisory group starting to address these issues. Episode 19. Watch video |  iTunes | … [Read more...]