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Films with: Heinberg, Richard

Blind spot
"[This film] explores the inextricable link between the energy we use, the way we run our economy, and the multiplying threats that now confront the environmental health and stability of our planet. Taking as its starting point the inevitable energy depletion scenario known as "Peak Oil," the film surveys a fascinating range of the latest intellectual, political, and scientific thought to make the case that by whatever means of greed, wishful thinking, neglect, or ignorance, we now find ourselves at a disturbing crossroads: we can continue to burn fossil fuels and witness the collapse of our ecology, or we can choose not to and witness the collapse of our economy." -- Container.
DVD 4508
Economics of happiness
A documentary film about economic localization, a powerful strategy that can help heal our world from crisis -- our ecosystems, our societies, and ourselves. "The Economic of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. As governments and big business continue to push for 'growth' in the form of increased global trade, we're seeing an increase in climate chaos, senseless war, fundamentalism, financial volatility, income inequality, and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, people around the world are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of both trade and finance. And, far from the old institutions of power, communities are coming together to re-build more human-scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm -- an economics of localization."--Container.
DVD 10802
Peak oil challenges and opportunities at the end of cheap oil /
Richard Heinberg is author of The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies, and Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Postcarbon World, books widely credited with alerting America to the imminence of fossil fuel peaking and the implications energy shortages will have for economies, governments, and lifestyles. In additon to lecturing widely and authoring numerous articles on resource depletion and cultural ecology, Heinberg has been featured on National Public Radio and Television and in the award-winning film The End of Suburbia.
DVD 4726