1. Sustainability: Economics and Limits to Growth

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    Dr Karey Harrison 2010 "Economics and Limits to Growth", Guest Lecture on behalf of Cec Pedersen, International Management course, USQ Conventional explanations for the 2007 Global Economic Crisis refer to the US housing bubble bursting and the consequent collapse of complex financial instruments. If these explanations were correct, then bailing out the banks and propping up economies with massive fiscal stimulus packages might work to produce economic recovery. In this paper, I suggest an alternative explanation of the economic crisis and argue that current bailout and stimulus strategies will provide no more than a short term reprieve from the crisis and a temporary illusion of recovery. As a philosopher, I examine the causal adequacy of the ontological metaphors underlying theories and disciplines. In this paper, I compare the adequacy of theories and ontologies drawn from economics, on the one hand, and ecology on the other, In the context of explaining the 2007 economic crisis.

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    • Peak of the Devil: 100 Questions (and answers) about Peak Oil

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      Author Chip Haynes talks about his new book, Peak of the Devil: 100 Questions (and answers) about Peak Oil. More people worldwide are starting to take the threat of Peak Oil very seriously. Perhaps you should look into it, too.

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      • Peak Oil Toowoomba Transition - Web (640x480) - 20100812 12.39.32PM

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        Peak Oil - Transition to low carbon future PUBLIC LECTURE & WORKSHOP 7pm Wednesday 11 August 2010 Toowoomba Queensland Speaker: Dr Karey Harrison (Energy Specialist USQ, Al Gore Climate Presenter) Just before Conventional Oil Production peaked in 2008 oil hit $147b. The Financial Crisis has reduced demand so prices have temporarily fallen. ALL petroleum liquids are expected to peak in 2012 and there are no projects online that can meet forecast demand. The shortfall will either push oil prices to $200b (US Energy Information Administration – EIA) and petrol to $8/l in Australia (CSIRO) or lead to the greatest recession the world has seen. Are you ready? What is your business or your family doing to protect yourself from the impacts of Peak Oil? How can we work together to build prosperity in Toowoomba and Darling Downs in a carbon constrained future? TAGS: Peak Oil; Transition Towns; Toowoomba

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        • Food Forest

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          The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney invited us to propose a project for the exhibition "In the Balance: Art for a Changing World". We came up with "Food Forest". As we installed we picked up the camera here and there to document the process. Then we went home and put William Blake's poem "The Garden of Love" (1794) to music and our response poem "Food Forest" (2010) and sung our lungs out (rock-operetta esque) to bring together many of the themes and thoughts that this project entails. Find out more about the project here: http://theartistasfamily.blogspot.com

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          • Latinamerikas venstreradikale tar kontroll over energien

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            Eirik Vold innledet om Petroamerica på konferansen 31.oktober. "Den nyvalgte president Evo Morales nasjonaliserte nylig landets gassforekomster. I Venezuela har president Hugo Chávez tatt kontroll over oljen. Med dette er størsteparten av den vestlige halvkules energiressurser under venstreradikale regjeringers direkte kontroll. Men planene stopper ikke der: Venezuelas oljedediplomati har lenge jobbet med ideen om å koordinere kontinentets olje- og gass industrier og med et radikalisert Bolivia med på laget er ambisjonen om det felles energiselskapet, Petroamerica nærmere enn noensinne. Hva betyr dette for Latin-Amerika og verdens energisituasjon? Venezuelanske oljemyndigheter forteller om olje, gass og geopolitikk." Les mer: http://oljeprosjekt.populus.no/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=65&Itemid=80&lang=nb Dato: 31. oktober 2009 Sted: Håndverkeren, Oslo Arrg: POPULUS, Rødt, LAG, Komiteen for et fritt Irak, med støtte av NORAD Video laget av Forum Latin-Amerika (FLAMME), med støtte av Sagene Internasjonale og Flerkulturelle Frivillighetssentral (SAIFF). http://oljeprosjekt.populus.no http://www.forumlatinamerika.no http://www.saiff.no

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            • derechos humanos y ecología

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              Los derechos humanos y la ecología: El crepúsculo de la era trágica del petróleo en el contexto de la crisis global. D. Ramón Fernández Durán. Profesor de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid y miembro de Ecologistas en Acción.

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              • Statoil og DNO gjør klokt i å tenke seg grundig om

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                "Oljeselskaper som planlegger å investere i Irak må tenke seg om to ganger, og advokatene deres tre ganger!" Issam al-Chalabi, irakisk oljeekspert og oljeminister 1987-1990 Issam al-Chalabi var en av innlederne på konferansen «Olja – til hva og for hvem» Les mer: http://oljeprosjekt.populus.no/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=72⟨=nb Arrg: POPULUS, Rødt, LAG, Komiteen for et fritt Irak, med støtte av NORAD Video laget av Forum Latin-Amerika (FLAMME), med støtte av Sagene Internasjonale og Flerkulturelle Frivillighetssentral (SAIFF). http://oljeprosjekt.populus.no http://www.forumlatinamerika.no http://www.saiff.no

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                • The Fishermen's Revolt

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                  The Fishermen's Revolt, soon to be a major motion picture, chronicles an appropriate response to big oil run amuck, pardon the pun, with full government collusion. The disaster in the gulf is destroying the oceans, killing off the ecosystem and threatens humans as well. In this song, a just response to the disaster results in people tossing the big oil puppet government aside, because . . . all the fish are dead. The music is provided by fine recording artist David Blanche, see: http://www.reverbnation.com/davidblanche (Background vocals and harmonica by Don Carson) The full lyrics are available at this link: http://rawmachine.org/fishermen.htm We take inspiration from gulf warriors like Kindra Arnesen and Pensacola Gregg Hall (see http://pcolagregg.com ) and the thousands of other regular people who are finding their feet and straightening their backs up to confront this spiraling disaster . . . stay strong and join the battle . . . it must be joined!

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                  • Olje Konferanse - Helge Ryggvik

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                    Peakoil” og hva som skjer når oljen tar slutt, var problematikk som opptok Helge Ryggvik. Dato: 31. oktober 2009 Sted: Håndverkeren, Oslo Arrg: POPULUS, Rødt, LAG, Komiteen for et fritt Irak, med støtte av NORAD Video laget av Forum Latin-Amerika (FLAMME), med støtte av Sagene Internasjonale og Flerkulturelle Frivillighetssentral (SAIFF). http://oljeprosjekt.populus.no http://www.forumlatinamerika.no http://www.saiff.no

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                    • Taking the Pee (draft audio)

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                      This motion piece would form part of a series which seeks to explain the premise behind the Phosphorus Recovery Project, a 2 year pilot study initiated by the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney. You can find out more about the issue at http://phosphorusfutures.net/ The audio is currently in draft form. Music: Intro by The XX

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