Monthly Archives: December 2014

Plunging Oil Prices: Dan Dicker Part II

DanDickerLast week we spoke with energy analyst Dan Dicker about the reasons behind the sudden drop in oil prices and the potential impact this could have on energy markets and on the geopolitical landscape. This week on Sea Change Radio, you’ll hear the second half of our discussion. Continue reading

Plunging Oil Prices: Dan Dicker Part I

DanDickerWhen it comes to global oil markets, the one thing that everyone agrees on is that it’s complex. The recent plunge in oil prices has many of us searching for explanations: Why has the price of oil dropped from over $100 a barrel to $55 a barrel in less than a year? What are the geopolitical and economic implications of this drop? And what impact will these suddenly low prices have on other energy industries, both carbon-based and renewable? Continue reading

Farmsters + Citizen Science

markhamGetting back to the roots. What does it really mean? This week on Sea Change Radio, we feature two women who have each recently penned pieces for Orion Magazine about movements to connect people with nature. First, we hear from Lauren Markham who has chronicled the new generation of hipster farmers, or “farmsters.” More and more educated young people are thumbing their noses at corporate America and instead working the land. Continue reading

Journeys: PBS Film Series + Walkabouts

TomCourtneyThis week on Sea Change Radio we talk about journeys, large and small. First we hear from Marilyn and Hal Weiner, the filmmakers behind the PBS series, Journey To Planet Earth. The documentary series is hosted and narrated by Matt Damon, and explores the voyage that human beings and the planet are taking together. The latest episode illustrates the connection between the severe weather that climate change is already bringing and security threats around the world. Then, we hear from author Tom Courtney, who discusses the walkabout movement – travelling by foot from inn to inn. Courtney talks about his books, which are essentially how-to guides for a soul-enriching way to explore and commune with nature.

‘Tis The Season For A Good Guide

DaraIt’s that time of year, again: the season of giving…or at least the season of buying. When you’re perusing the shelves, be they virtual or actual, what matters to you? Beyond price, quality and value what about knowing how the company that made this product treats its workers, the extent to which production depletes natural resources, and what impact this product has on the environment? Many of us care about these things in the abstract, but it would be awfully arduous to research all of that while we are out there trying to get our shopping done. If only there were an app. But there is! Continue reading