Since World War II North Americans have invested in a suburbia that promises space, affordability, family life and upward mobility. Suburbia has become the American Dream. But now serious questions emerge about the sustainability of this way of life. As global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply the consequences of inaction in the face of this crisis are enormous. As energy prices skyrocket, how will suburbia react? Are today's suburbs destined to become the slums of tomorrow? And what can be done now, individually and collectively, to avoid The End of Suburbia? For the DVD, send a money order for $24US or $30CAN, with your name and address to: Electric Wallpaper, c/o VisionTV, 80 Bond St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1X2
The highly acclaimed film Syriana unfolds against the intrigues and corruption of the global oil industry and the filmmakers have partnered with the Sierra Club and other conservation organizations to spotlight the dangerous consequences of oil dependence, letting visitors send a message encouraging Detroit automakers to step up production of more efficient vehicles, explore ways to cut back their own oil consumption, and add comments to the Oil Change blog.
You can see Albert Bartlett of the University of Colorado-Boulder give a talk on population, peak oil and the exponential function, on the website of Celsias: (click on the link above). There are a total of seven videos that make up Al's lecture.
Follow the link to a very nice video. Its creator says: "I made this video last year as I felt I had to do something. As you can see from the viewing figures its had no impact whatsoever. I would be really grateful if you could put a link to it on your site."
New Documentary Film Projects: Pushing Ten Billion and Hooked on GrowthAugust 6, 2010, Bill Ryerson - Population Media Center
"Pushing Ten Billion" is the working title of a film by Joyce Johnson and Chris Fauchere of Tiroir A Films which uses a holistic approach to the environmental effects caused by overpopulation in the US and abroad. With real-life stories of women and families around the world, the film will unfold the many layers of today's population crisis and its relationship to most of our modern environmental and social problems and offers concrete, innovative and holistic approaches to solving the problem. See an overview clip from the film at http://www.pushing10.tiroirafilms.net/ . Contact Population Media Center to make tax deductible donations, contact Population Media Center.
Dave Gardner of Hooked on Growth has produced the trailer for a population growth documentary which was a big hit at the Population Strategy Meeting in Washington DC in October. Distribution will be by a grass roots network. A video offering a more in-depth glimpse of what this film will cover can be found at http://vimeo.com/6648857 . Hooked on Growth focuses on "How can we become a truly sustainable civilization?"