New World Notes - Michael Ruppert on Peak Oil
This week on New World Notes: radio program #250, December 18, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst plays an audio excerpt from Chris Smith's 2009 film, Collapse.
A lucid and interesting explanation of "peak oil" (declining oil reserves) and its consequences. Michael Ruppert convincingly argues THAT the problem exists, how large the problem is (hint: 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.
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 bad idea.
Especially good is his discussion of the insanity of our (petroleum-intensive) globalized corporate agribusiness.
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