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Title Blind spot : peak oil & the coming global crisis / a Dislexic Films production ; a Media Education Foundation release ; executive producer, Randall Wallace ; directed by Adolfo Doring ; produced by Amanda Zackem
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, 54 min)
Summary In this haunting portrait of America's oil-fueled excesses, director Adolfo Doring explores the inextricable link between the energy we use, the way we run our economy, and the multiplying threats that now confront the environmental health and stability of our planet. Taking as its starting point the inevitable energy depletion scenario known as "Peak Oil," the film surveys a fascinating range of the latest intellectual, political, and scientific thought to make the case that by whatever measure of greed, wishful thinking, neglect, or ignorance, we now find ourselves at a disturbing crossroads: we can continue to burn fossil fuels and witness the collapse of our ecology, or we can choose not to and witness the collapse of our economy. Refusing to whitewash this reality, Blind Spot issues a call to action, urging us to face up to the perilous situation we now find ourselves in so that we might begin to envision a realistic, if inconvenient, way out. Certain to inspire debate in classrooms across a range of disciplines, especially in economics, environmental studies, the natural sciences, and political science
Credits Photographed and edited by Adolfo Doring ; original music composed and performed by Randall Wallace
Event Originally produced by Media Education Foundation in 2009
Audience Grade 9+
Higher education
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In Media Education Foundation Collection
Subject Energy policy -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Energy policy -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Force and energy.
Globalization -- Environmental aspects.
Hubbert peak theory -- United States.
Natural history and environment
Petroleum industry and trade.
Sustainable development.
Power (Mechanics)
Power resources.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Benjamin, Evan.
Doring, Adolfo.
Gil, David (Film producer)
Wallace, Randall.
Zackem, Amanda.
Kanopy (Firm)