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Oil Versus Light: the Jeremy Leggett interview transcript

SURVIVING THE TRIPLE CRUNCH An interview with Jeremy Leggett, by Alex Smith. From the Radio Ecoshock Show Feb. 25, 2011. Alex Smith: This civilization uses oil for its blood. Almost everything we make, buy, and use has oil in it’s food chain. You  …

PEAK TROUBLE: Navigating the Chaos

Don’t you hate it when a shadow comes into another nice day? All my weather worries are far away. The East Coast is grumbling under more snow. The deep South may be freezing the Canadian “Snow Birds.” There is another crazy cyclone over  …

SURVIVING NOW AND THEN

RADIO ECOSHOCK SHOW 101126 It has come to my attention that last week’s show was a bit of a downer, leaving some listeners depressed. A scientist showing a savage economic collapse in a red-hot world by 2100. And a food expert predicting global  …

Peak Oil Vs. “Pathological Optimism”

PEAK OIL VERSUS “PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMISM” – Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock – on “the Peak Shrink”, Kathy McMahon. [Find links to free mp3 recordings of Kathy’s full speech in Vancouver, plus an interview with Alex Smith – at the bottom of this post.]  …

PAINT IT BLACK: Oil Activism

This program is really two tied together. It’s about oil activism, with ideas you can use. Then a funny but serious speech on media activism, by Andy Bichlbaum of “The Yes Men”. In the first half hour, Radio Ecoshock covers the various anti-BP  …

Dark Optimism

You know we are going to run out of civilization’s life-blood: fossil fuels. And if we burn what’s left, the climate will tip into a mass extinction event. Meanwhile, barking madness seems to be the only growth industry. Is it time for more  …

UNCIVILIZED

Coming up on Radio Ecoshock – hot from Copenhagen, American energy – and the destruction of Africa. Two continents adrift in hard choices. We know climate change is upon us. It’s just a matter of how fast, and how bad. The struggle stretches  …

The Future: Dark or Resilient?

Hi there. We have so much great audio for you this week – I don’t have time to tell you about it. Buckle up for a new Radio Ecoshock interview with Richard Heinberg, famous Peak Oiler, author of “The Party’s Over”, “Powerdown” and  …

Beyond 4 Degrees

What will our grandchildren experience in the year 2080? Or will some of you feel the heat, the climate and social disruption as soon as 2060? Scientific studies are pouring out their warnings – we have already passed the danger levels. And there  …

WHEN THE GREAT CORRECTION COMES

This is Alex Smith. In this new start to the Fall 2009 season, we thrash out the triple crisis with Jan Lundberg, a former oil and gas industry expert. I say former, because he left “the Lundberg Oil and Gas Letter” in the  …

OFF THE CLIMATE CLIFF? OR GREENER CITIES?

Every day tankers and pipelines carry black gold to power industrial society. The coal trains and ships deliver more carbon for the great bonfire of humanity. We know for a certainty, if we keep on burning it all, our planet will become hot,  …

TIDAL POWER – Is It Real?

Whenever politicians and greens talk about alternative energy, the list usually goes wind, solar, and tidal power. But how real is tidal power? Where will it happen and when? This week on Radio Ecoshock you’ll hear Martin Burger, CEO of a tidal power  …

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