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Transition Initiatives throughout the US
Depletion and Abundance, One woman’s solutions to finding abundance for your family while coming to terms with peak oil, climate change and hard times
Chris Martensen, Crash course
Essential baseline understanding of the economy. Clear language and graphics help make complex issues easy to understand. Twenty chapters you can watch all at once or a few at a time. Chapter length ranges between three and twenty minutes.
Author of nine books, including The Party’s Over, Peak Everything, and the newly released Blackout, Richard Heinberg is widely regarded as one of the world’s most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels.
James Howard Kunstler
The Long Emergency, is about the challenges posed by the coming permanent global oil crisis, climate change, and other "converging catastrophes of the 21st Century."
(Kunstler is not for those who are easily offended)
Rob Hopkins and many others present easy to digest videos on Transition Initiatives on YouTube