During the next few days or weeks, I am going to try to develop an energy story that I hope will inspire action, not depression. I may not succeed.
The first installment is the first half of a 90 minute documentary video titled A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash a 2007 documentary film that includes dramatic images and sharply focused narrative that sets the stage for one aspect of the challenge. The petroleum enabled world that I dearly love and enjoy is nearing or past the point at which access to vast quantities of easily processed and burned liquid hydrocarbons is easy or cheap.
This version of the film was shared on Google Video by someone aiming to reach a Polish speaking audience, so there are Polish sub-titles. (Corrected from initial version that called them Russian subtitles. 9-14-2011 12:45)
If that was the end of the story, depression would have already set in here. Please return for more. I have some hopeful alternatives to talk about.