Around the camp fire, humans tell horror stories. About goblins, and dark conspiracies of death. Soon after the shock of the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the cranks rolled out new tales that tell us a lot about the human mind, and how we react to environmental tragedy.
While the deadly rig explosion, the oiled wild-life, and the lost jobs are no joke, I can't resist rating the wildest theories, coming from non-existent mystics, far-out blogs, right-wing radio, and even mainstream TV.
Radio Ecoshock rates the conspiracies that strain the mind - plus a few strange facts that may be too true.
FEATURE INTERVIEW: DR. JACK ALPERT
Then a rare radio interview with Dr. Jack Alpert. He helped bring us seat belts, was a corporate trainer in Silicon Valley, and founded his own research institute at Stanford.
Jack calls for radical population reduction. He explains why consumption could lead to more terrorism, and wonders if we are heading into a more violent age, as resources run out.
Most importantly, Jack Alpert discovered a type of blindness in the human brain - something even the brightest people can't compute. This may explain why we don't tackle problems like Peak Oil or climate change. A dynamic interview on key problems, including how to avoid a damaged future. In fact, Alpert says we can all have more "stuff" - if we think it through and act.
READ MORE, WITH TRANSCRIPT AND LOTS OF LINKS....
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Dark Conspiracies of the Gulf
Posted by Alex Smith at 7:40 PM
Labels: consumers, energy, environment, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Spill, mind, oil spills, peak oil, population, U.S.
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