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Planning for the Convergence of Peak Oil and Climate Change

Daniel LerchCWR 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.

Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty

Post Carbon Institute


Listen to the headlines

March 11, 2008 Friends of the Earth news: “Nanotech Exposed in Grocery Store Aisles”

March 10, 2008 Reuters article: Vatican lists “new sins,” including pollution

March 11, 2008 GreenBiz headline: “Clean Energy Market to Hit $254 Billion by 2017, Says Study”

March 11, 2008 Clean Edge report: Clean-Energy Trends 2008

Bill McKibben Debunks Myths that More is Always Better and Economic Growth is Always Good

billmckibbenBill 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.

SocialFunds.com Book Review: Deep Economy: The Wealth Of Communities And The Durable Future

Bill McKibben.com

Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon