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Chris Martenson On The Reality Of Peak Oil

Author, economic analyst, scientist and futurist Chris Martenson has written and spoken extensively on key issues surrounding our energy-based economy. He appeared on this show four years ago – when high oil prices were making headlines. Those headlines have returned and we check back with Martenson today to get his take on how things have progressed or regressed in the fight for a clean energy future. A fellow at the post-Carbon institute, Martenson shares his thoughts with host Alex Wise on rising oil prices and the danger of ignoring the realities of peak oil.

Game-Changer: Shifting Culture from Consumerism to Sustainability

Sea Change Radio’s new Co-Host Kelsey Flynn and Bill Baue speak with Erik Assadourian and Gary Gardner, senior researchers at the Worldwatch Institute, about the new book, State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures from Consumerism to Sustainability.

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Market Meltdown

We woke up this week to find Lehman Brothers, the venerable bank founded over a century ago, belly up, and Merrill Lynch merged with Bank of America in a shot-gun wedding. And late last night, the Fed announced it had taken control the mega-insurer American International Group, or AIG. As the subprime meltdown continues, it feels as if the market is crumbling around us. What caused this crisis, and where do we go from here? To address these questions, we speak with three experts. Economics Professor Jim Crotty of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst explains the underpinnings of the problem. Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Executive Director Laura Berry talks about how the faith-based lens exposed problems in predatory subprime lending a decade-and-a-half ago. And independent economic analyst Chris Martenson gazes into his crystal ball to project the likely trajectory of the credit crisis.

Laura BerryLaura Berry of ICCR

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Jim CrottyJim Crotty of the University of Massachusetts

Extended interview with Jim Crotty: part 1 and part two.

In place of CWR headlines, this week we hear extended comments from Steve Adamske, communications director of the House Financial Services Committee, about Chair Barney Frank’s plan to create a new federal entity to oversee government management of companies collapsing due to mortgage debt.

Frank Says Financial Crisis May Call for Government Entity

Chris Martenson on Decoupling Growth from Prosperity (Part Two)

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Chris Martenson
The second in a two-part conversation with Chris Martenson of the Martenson Report, who recently spoke about the convergence of economic, environmental, and energy crises at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Annual Conference. Martenson has a doctorate in neurotoxicology from Duke, an MBA in finance from Cornell, and is a former vice president at Pfizer. In the early 2000s, Martenson quit his high-status position when he recognized profound instabilities in our economic, environmental, and social structures. The interview culminates with Martenson mapping out the idea of re-imagining and transforming the stories we tell ourselves as a culture about growth, surplus, and prosperity.

The Martenson Report

We also hear commentary from Jennifer Taub of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on how mutual fund conflicts of interest intersect with genocide-free investing.

Jennifer Taub working paper: Able But Not Willing: The Failure of Mutual Fund Advisers to Advocate for Shareholders’ Rights

Senate Extends Energy Tax Credits in Housing Bill
New Report Lists Top 100 Polluters
Amount of Farmland Certified by Rainforest Alliance Reaches Million Acre Milestone
Brazilian Lovers Can Now Show Their Love–For the Planet

Economic, Environmental, and Energy Hockey Sticks

chris martensonThe first in a two-part conversation with Chris Martenson of the Martenson Report, who recently spoke about the convergence of economic, environmental, and energy crises at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Annual Conference. Martenson sees “hockey stick graphs,” or exponential graphs that rise slowly and steadily before suddenly shooting upward, increasingly happening in all three of these areas. Martenson has a doctorate in neurotoxicology from Duke, an MBA in finance from Cornell, and is a former vice president at Pfizer. In the early 2000s, Martenson quit his high-status position when he recognized profound instabilities in our economic, environmental, and social structures. He developed the End of Money seminar series, which has evolved into the Crash Course on these instabilities and options for navigating them.

The Martenson Report

World Bank Accused of Seizing Control of Climate Change Funds
Agribiz Lobbying Against Certification of Imports as Free from Slave Labor