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A lucid and interesting explanation of "peak oil" and its consequences. Ruppert convincingly argues THAT the problem exists, how large the problem is ( = very), and why we can't swap some other source of energy for the cheap, plentiful petroleum that USED to be available. Ruppert also shows some of the geopolitical results of peak oil--Cheney's top-secret energy panel, our war on Iraq, etc. But he ends on an optimistic note--sort of. From Chris Smith's 2009 film, "Collapse."
"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for "average quality") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
Personal grumble: Ruppert's brief critique of nuclear energy is negative (as it should be)--but not nearly negative enough, for my tastes. He could have mentioned 20 additional reasons nuclear power is a terrible idea.
Especially good is his discussion of the insanity of our (petroleum-intensive) globalized corporate agribusiness.
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