Friday, January 18, 2008

Environmental Gut Check

Sometimes it's good to hear a realistic, straight-talking assessment of where the world stands. The dangers we actually face as peak oil production is reached are perhaps not something you think about a lot, or perhaps have never really thought about.

Well, Lester Brown has, and you can hear him talk about his conclusions, and the real problems we're likely to face in the next decade.

You can listen via a stream from these links (Real Media) (Windows Media) or download the MP3 here. (This audio is an interview conducted by Ira Flatow on NPR's Science Friday last week.)

I found it both alarming and hopeful.

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