[imc-auckland-video] film for screening
greenmps.auckland at greens.org.nz
Wed Aug 4 14:56:43 PDT 2004
This film screening in Wellie looks real good - we should look at
screening it - Kim
Remember the movie 'Independence Day'? How the alien ships arrived over
major cities around the world and a countdown began towards apocalypse?
Well that's kind of where we are today except the mainstream media and
world governments are hiding the threat from view while the US regime
under Bush 2 is running rampant across the globe to secure as much as it
can before the news breaks worldwide. Apparently we've run out of cheap
That's right a "peak" in oil production is on its way. And once it's
here fuel price will rise dramatically.
Peak oil occurs when half the oil in the ground around the world has
been pumped out.
This is a scary thing when one considers just how much we rely on
petroleum for: Fuel, pesticides, fertilizers, clothes, power, medicines,
These factors a good argument for using public transport and also,
surprisingly, vegetarianism - a pound of beef takes three quarters of a
gallon of oil to produce.
As conventional oil supplies dwindle oil companies start to consider
using deposits which are harder to exploit, such as the shale oil plant
in Gladstone and tar-sand deposits in Canada.
Read more: [ Energy Information Administration | Society of Petroleum
Engineers | Oil Market Basics ]
Peak Oil film screening:
THE END OF SUBURBIA... and the Collapse of The American (NZ) Dream
Sunday August 8th 1.30pm Paramount, Wellington
Proceeds will be split between local community action groups.
THE END OF SUBURBIA:
OIL DEPLETION AND THE COLLAPSE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM
Electric Wallpaper DVD
for the Paramount screening
on the 8th August in Wellington
Since World War II North Americans have invested much of their newfound
wealth in suburbia. It has promised a sense of space, affordability,
family life and upward mobility. As the population of suburban sprawl
has exploded in the past 50 years, so too the suburban way of life has
become embedded in the American consciousness.
Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the American Dream.
But as we enter the 21st century, serious questions are beginning to
emerge about the sustainability of this way of life. With brutal honesty
and a touch of irony, The End of Suburbia explores the American Way of
Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as
global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply. World Oil Peak
and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now, some
scientists and policy makers argue in this documentary. The consequences
of inaction in the face of this global crisis are enormous. What does
Oil Peak mean for North America? As energy prices skyrocket in the
coming years, how will the populations of suburbia react to the collapse
of their dream? 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?
Hosted by Barrie Zwicker. Featuring James Howard Kunstler, Peter
Calthorpe, Michael Klare, Richard Heinberg, Matthew Simmons, Mike
Ruppert, Julian Darley, Colin Campbell, Kenneth Deffeyes, Ali Samsam
Bakhtiari and Steve Andrews. Directed by Gregory Greene. Produced by
DVD BONUS: Includes the vintage short films, In the Suburbs and
Destination Earth. Also includes producer and director commentary and
edited audio for audiences under 18 years.
Duration: 78 minutes
If you are interested in purchasing this DVD, you can order it at
for Auckland Green Party MPs
Keith Locke and Nandor Tanczos
P.O. Box 1553, Auckland
Ph. 09-361-5925 Fax 09-361-5926
greenmps.auckland at greens.org.nz
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