CWR co-hosts Francesca Rheannon and Bill Baue speak with Daniel Lerch, author of Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty and manager of the Post Carbon Cities project of the Post Carbon Institute. Lerch discusses the overlap as well as the distinctions between peak oil and climate change. He also responds to the question of how the policy void at the federal government level in the US is driving action at the municipal and state level to address climate change and peak oil.
The show also features CWR’s new headlines segment:
–Nanotech is Exposed in Grocery Store Aisles;
–The Vatican says greenhouse gas emissions and genetically modified organisms are “Modern Sins”;
–A new study says the Clean Energy Market will Hit $254 Billion by 2017.
Bill McKibben speaks about his new book, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. He discusses localism as an answer to the problems created by globalism. In other words, the “durable” economies of farmers markets, distributed energy, and community radio to replace the unsustainable premise of perpetual growth that capitalism promises, but has led to climate change and peak oil. Co-hosting the interview is Francesca Rheannon of Writer’s Voice.