Or can we plan our way back down, through power-down, simplification, localization?
You are about to hear two speakers from the opening panel at the latest De-Growth Conference, on June 3rd 2011 in Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Bill Rees, co-inventor of the ecological footprint concept, and Conrad Schmidt, author and film maker, founder of the Work Less Party.
Both of these men are annoying.
Professor Rees listens and looks at all the schemes offered as solutions. Then he measures the actual results. Sometimes that isn't so pleasing, especially when we had such good intentions.
Conrad Schmidt can look a paradox in the eye. Does a hybrid car really save any energy? Is cheaper alternative energy really good for the planet?
Rude questions asked and answered.
From the Radio Ecoshock show 110629 Part 2 29 min
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