Videos about Peak Oil
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The Great Burning
Richard Heinberg explores why The Great Burning — the combustion of oil, coal, and natural gas — must come to an end during the next few decades. If the twentieth century was all about increasing our burn rate year after blazing year, the dominant trend of twenty-first...
The Law of Diminishing Returns
Richard Heinberg explores how — in our economy, the environment, and energy production — we may well be hitting the point of diminishing returns. When previous societies have hit similar limits, they often doubled-down by attempting ever more complex interventions to keep...
The Great Squeeze: Surviving the Human Project (2009)
The Great Squeeze chronicles our dependence on cheap and abundant fossil fuels that have been feeding the engine of our economic system for the past 200 years.  Although cheap energy has lifted modern civilizations to new heights, the ecosystem we depend on has paid the...
Our Shitty situation
In this sedition we look at the economic clusterfuck enveloping the globe, the mega drop in oil prices and the political party that has the left screaming like Justin Beaver fans.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu Calls For 'End Of Fossil Fuels Era'
Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse. No more can it be dismissed as science fiction; we are already feeling the effects. This is why, no matter where you live, it is appalling that...
Introducing Petrolify® - The Power of Petroleum in One Little Pill
Imagine there was a pill you could take every day that would provide you with wealth, freedom, and luxuries beyond the imagination of even the wealthiest kings of yesteryear. Taking this pill would give you the equivalent of hundreds of slaves, working for you 24/7, to grow...
Grow Heathrow: Resisting Eviction
On March 1st 2010 Transition Heathrow members swooped on an abandoned market garden site in Sipson; one of the villages to be completely tarmacked to make way for a third runway at Heathrow. Nearly five years later the group has cleared 30 tonnes of rubbish and runs a...
Can a Tipi Stop a Pipeline? - Oyate Wahacanka
Can a Tipi Stop a Pipeline? Keystone Tar Sands / XL Pipeline. Nearly everyone is familiar with these words and most have at least some opinion about what they represent. Those who are willing to sacrifice the very things which make life possible on this planet for personal...
Solar Roads:  The Future of the Highway & the Next Energy Revolution
What if roads and parking lots were solar, fueling enough energy from the sun to power nearby communities as well as electric vehicles? Scott and Julie Brusaw, the inventors/creators have the answer. They have a IndieGoGo funding campaign active through May 31st...
Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise Imperils Our Future
Recorded February 25th, 2014 in Vancouver, BC Richard Heinberg speaks on his newest book, covering the short-term nature of the recent North American oil boom and the financial bubble that supports it.
Bill Mollison: In Grave Danger of Falling Food (1989)
In this introductory video to permaculture, Bill Mollison, the movement's co-founder, takes the viewer through the history and developments of the movement. With startlingly laconic humour and insight he deconstructs the modern agribusiness and the "modern plague:" manicured...
Surviving Collapse: Designing Your Way To Abundance Using Permaculture With Geoff Lawton
 "All the world's problems can be fixed in a garden" - Geoff Lawton
When You are Seeing Visions of the World in 2048, Remember: One Act of Courage Can Change the World
This is an excerpt from The Fifth Sacred Thing, an upcoming feature film based on the best selling novel by Starhawk, and is set in 2048, where an ecotopian San Francisco defends itself from invaders using nonviolence and heal...
Israel's New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land
About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecution and have been branded as "infiltrators" by right-wing politicians and...
Words From The Edge (2013)
Words From The Edge is a film about the unprecedented transition that we are undergoing from a culture of industrial growth and inequality to what must inevitably be more localised, sustainable, living economies. It's a film about what this shift involves, and what we need...
Kahsatstenhsera: Indigenous Resistance to Tar Sands Pipelines
Kahsatstenhsera (gah-sad-sdanh-se-ra) is a Kanienkeha:ka (Mohawk) word that means Strength in Unity. This short documentary details contemporary Indigenous resistance to tar sands pipeline expansion, in particular the Line 9 and Energy East pipelines, which threaten the...
His Beautiful Philosophies About Life Will Make You Feel OK That We're Running Out Of Oil
When our economy is based on, y'know, stuff ... and stuff is made out of, y'know, stuff we get from the Earth ... how exactly do we think this is going to end? My favorite moments are at 1:40, 6:20, and 8:00, when this cheerful guy explains why we're kind of doomed ...
Fun Frack Facts! with Troy McBlur
Those pesky earthquakes that happen near fracking rigs? Just natural side effects, folks. Nothing to see here... Read about frackquakes at http://bit.ly/frackingquake
How Criminal Can a Corporation Get and Still Have Its Stock Value Go Up? Halliburton Knows.
Abby Martin remarks on the news that Halliburton has pled guilty to destroying evidence related to the 2010 BP oil spill, calling out the petro-giant for its long list of criminality and heavy influence over the US government. LIKE Breaking the Set @...
Anima Mundi: Permaculture, Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Soul of the World (2011)
Many people do not realize that permaculture is much more than about growing fruit and vegetables, it is a whole view incorporating the environment, energy, resources, housing, technology, education, healthcare, the arts, spirituality, psychology, philosophy and...
Brazil's Largest City Takes on Transition
What is it about transition that is so cool? Well partially it's the attitude. As Isabela Menezes of Transition Granja Viana says in the video, "It's spreading with such speed primarily because it's a positive movement. A movement which brings sadness and suffering isn't...
101 Solutions to Global Climate Change
Peak Moment 26: Author Guy Dauncey's lively, optimistic solutions for Peak Oil and climate crisis are do-able here and now. Conservation, efficiency, proven technologies, and emerging innovations will take us through this critical planetary energy transition.
This is our Energy Reality
Energy is at the heart of the human predicament in the twenty-first century, and we now face a transformational moment in our energy story. As we leave the age of seemingly cheap and plentiful fossil fuels and enter an era of extreme energy, the ever-rising financial...
The Real Reason for NATO Attacking Libya Revealed
Some believe it is about protecting civilians, others say it is about oil, but some are convinced intervention in Libya is all about Gaddafi's plan to introduce the gold dinar, a single African currency made from gold, a true sharing of the wealth.
To the Last Drop: Canada's Dirty Oil Sands (2011)
Canadas big and dirty oil projects destroying nature and leaving behind a mess that will never go away.The small town of Fort Chipewyan in northern Alberta is facing the consequences of being the first to witness the impact of the Tar Sands project, which may be the tipping...
Crude: The Real Price of Oil (2009)
Three years in the making, this cinéma-vérité feature from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) is the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial environmental lawsuits on the planet. The inside...
Don't Worry! There's Plenty of Oil! (Fossil Fools & Fracking Lies)
In recent months we've seen a spate of assertions that peak oil is a worry of the past thanks to so-called "new technologies" that can tap massive amounts of previously inaccessible stores of "unconventional" oil. "Don't worry, drive on," we're told.We can fall for the oil...
Farm for the Future (2009)
Natural World: Farm for the Future BBC documentary on the precient global farming and food crisis, filmed in the UK. Topics covered are the influence of oil on the food production, peak-oil, food security, carbon emissions, sustainability and permaculture.
The Fuck-it Point (2012)
A film about the dark side of civilization, why we should bring it down and why most civilized people don't. [THE FUCK-IT POINT]'When you have had enough. When you decide to take matter into your own hands and don't care what's going to happen to you.
GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth
How do we become a sustainable civilization? GrowthBusters explores our society's worship of growth everlasting: Economic Growth, Population Growth, Increasing Consumption, and Urban Growth. I puts a spotlight on the powerful forces that keep us in pursuit of growth even...
The Crisis of Civilization (2011)
A dark comedy remix mash-up bonanza about the end of industrial civilization. featuring clowns, car crashes, explosions, super heroes, and xylophones and much, much more ..... Based on the Book by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed Directed by Dean Puckett Animations by Lucca...
There's No Tomorrow (2012)
A 34 minute animated documentary about resource depletion and the impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet.
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006)
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 by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people...
ANIMA MUNDI: Permaculture, Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Soul of the World
Will you survive the transition of human industrial civilization happening now due to peak oil and climate change? Can you see the forest for the trees, the earth for the dream, the universe for the seed? Anima Mundi is an innovative documentary about the planetary animal...
Collapse (2009)
Americans generally like to hear good news. They like to believe that a new president will right old wrongs, that clean energy will replace dirty oil and that fresh thinking will set the economy straight. American pundits tend to restrain their pessimism and hope for the...
A Victory in the Fight Against Keystone XL
Let this video electrify you, and let it electrify your friends. We didn't just win against a pipeline--we won back the deep sense that when we rise up together, we can change the future. Against impossible odds. Against the biggest most profitable polluters on the planet. We...
What If I Told You That The Economy Was Done Growing? Like, Forever.
Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits. Richard Heinberg proposes a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic...
Arrival of the Post-Petroleum Human
“Petroleum Man is dead. Infinite Growth Man is dead. Post Petroleum Human is alive,” announced Michael C. Ruppert on May 22, 2011. Members of this emerging “species” know they must live in balance with the Earth, while remembering the lessons of industrial civilization. The...
Sprawling from Grace: Driven to Madness (2008)
Sprawling From Grace is a documentary feature film about the unintended consequences of suburban sprawl. It illustrates the importance of altering the course of how we develop our nation’s cities. It communicates the dangers of continuing to invest in the inefficient...
GasHole (2010)
GasHole is a new documentary film about the history of Oil prices and the future of alternative fuels. The film takes a wide, yet detailed examination of our dependence on foreign supplies of Oil. What are the causes that led from America turning from a leading exporter of...
Addicted to Plastic (2008)
Documentary that explores the history of plastic and how it came to dominate our lives. From styrofoam cups to artificial organs, plastics are perhaps the most ubiquitous and versatile material ever invented. No invention in the past 100 years has had more influence and...
Intro to Permaculture
This is an 18 part 90 minute intro to permaculture webinar with Bill Wilson of Midwest Permaculture in Illinois. Bill has been teaching permaculture for 6 years. He holds 2 PDC Certificates and has Advanced Training in Permaculture Design and in teaching Permaculture. He...
Iran (Is Not the Problem) (2008)
IRAN (Is Not The Problem) is a feature length documentary film responding to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate information about the standoff between the US and Iran, as happened before with the lead up to the invasion of...
Poison Fire (2008)
Poison Fire, a documentary exposing oil and gas abuses in Nigeria and featuring Friends of the Earth Nigeria volunteers, was launched with a world premiere at the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA) Nov 20-30. The Niger Delta in Nigeria is...
The End of Suburbia (2004)
"We're literally stuck up a cul-de-sac in a cement SUV without a fill-up" - James Howard Kunstler Global oil peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now, Are today's suburbs destined to become the slums of the future? This is a short version of "The End...
What A Way To Go: Life at the End of Empire (2007)
A middle class white guy comes to grips with Peak Oil, Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Population Overshoot and the demise of the American Lifestyle. Featuring interviews with Daniel Quinn, Derrick Jensen, Jerry Mander, Chellis Glendinning, Richard Heinberg, Thomas Berry...
Fuel (2008)
Eleven years in the making, FUEL is the in-depth personal journey of filmmaker and eco-evangelist Josh Ticknell, who takes us on a hip, fast-paced road trip into America's dependence on foreign oil. Combining a history lesson of the US auto and petroleum industries and...
Shane Collins: Peak Oil, Drugs & Crime
During a talk at the Urban Green Fair in Brockwell Park, south London Green Party Member Shane Collins discusses the need for government and social shifts in order to adapt to a changing world where oil levels are diminishing and drug crimes are still destroying...
The Next 10 Years Will Be Very Unlike the Last 10 Years
Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we're reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we're in for an exciting ride. While there's a real risk that we'll fall off a cliff, there's still time to control our transition...
Rob Hopkins: Transition to a World Without Oil
Rob Hopkins reminds us that the oil our world depends on is steadily running out. He proposes a unique solution to this problem -- the Transition response, where we prepare ourselves for life without oil and sacrifice our luxuries to build systems and communities that are...