Keyword: peak oil

    The Power of Community

    The Power of Community

    How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

    When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half and food imports cut by 80 percent, people were desperate. This fascinating and empowering film shows how communities pulled …

    related subjects: Resilience
    Eating Fossil Fuels

    Eating Fossil Fuels

    Oil, Food, and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture

    The miracle of the Green Revolution was made possible by cheap fossil fuels to supply crops with artificial fertilizer, pesticides, and irrigation. Estimates of the net energy balance of agriculture in the US show that ten calories of hydrocarbon …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    The Party's Over

    The Party's Over

    Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies

    The world is about to run out of cheap oil and change dramatically. Within the next few years, global production will peak. Thereafter, even if industrial societies begin to switch to alternative energy sources, they will have less net energy each …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    Crossing the Rubicon

    Crossing the Rubicon

    The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil

    The attacks of September 11, 2001 were accomplished through an amazing orchestration of logistics and personnel. Crossing the Rubicon discovers and identifies key suspects - finding some of them in the highest echelons of American government - by …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    Powerdown

    Powerdown

    Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World

    If the US continues with current policies, the next decades will be marked by war, economic collapse, and environmental catastrophe. Resource depletion and population pressures are about to catch up with us, and no one is prepared. The political …

    related subjects: Resilience