June 28, 2017

Limits to Growth

The Post Industrial Age

"An Epoch of Rest" plate from the Kelmscott Press edition of "News From Nowhere" by William Morris

In the early years of its publication, The Ecologist came with the subtitle “Journal of the Post Industrial Age”. Its message—that society needed to begin voluntarily de-industrialising if it was to avoid global catastrophe in the century ahead, a disaster that would mean de-industrial­isation by default—with all the suffering that would entail. The seminal Blueprint […]

The Crisis of Civilization (2012)

The Crisis of Civilization (2012)

Based on the book A Users Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: and how to save it, Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed explains how systemic failings intrinsic to industrial society are converging inexorably towards its collapse before the century’s end. Rather than attempting to change the current industrial system—which is the root of the problem—policy makers […]

The Athabasca tar sands

Athabasca Tar Sands

As a result of the peak in global crude oil production and the subsequent explosion in oil prices, the world’s largest and dirtiest industrial project is racing ahead in the Canadian heartland of Alberta. The oil industry is now heavily engaged in excavating the vast, and previously uneconomic, tar sands sitting under the Athabasca boreal […]

The age of cheap oil is over (2011)

Fatih Birol

The IEA’s chief economist, Dr Fatih Birol, describes how the IEA now believe that conventional (crude) oil production peaked in 2006 and how the age of increasing oil prices is now upon us. A transcript of the original program aired on Australia’s ABC can be found here. Further, the IEA also claims the world has […]

Earth Days (2009)

Earth Days

Earth Days is a feature length documentary about the origins of the environmental movement in the United States, told through the eyes of nine Americans who were inspired to act on what they believed was the most important challenge facing mankind. The excerpt below focuses upon Dennis Meadows and his book entitled The Limits to […]

WALL-E (2008)

WALL-E

A modern-day Noah’s tale, where love nurtures a tiny seed of life amidst the wastes of a fallen technosphere. (SPOILER – fan trailer below.) (credits)

Peak Oil debunked in 4 minutes (2008)

Peak Oil debunked

Oops! We got it all wrong. Here’s a cogent summary of how. Or . . . perhaps not. A word from the IEA’s chief economist Dr Fatih Birol. More debunking here.

The 11th Hour (2007)

The 11th Hour (2007)

“Healing the damage of industrial civilisation”. Leonardo DiCaprio argues for the integration of ecological thinking into governmental policy and everyday living standards. Exploring both the problems facing the Earth’s natural life support systems and their possible solutions, DiCaprio interviews over fifty of the world’s leading politicians, scientists, and environmental activists to address the issues of […]

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