KMO talks with Danny Nemu about his efforts with an organization called RAIN, which stands for Regenerative Agroforestry Impact Network. They work to restore Brazilian landscapes which have been compromised by slash and burn methods which turn rain forest into short-lived agricultural patches which are soon depleted.
KMO welcomes the Angry Animator, Dermot O'Connor, and Bob Brown, technologist and permaculturalist back to the C-Realm to follow up on KMO's recent conversation with Justin Ritchie about the documentary film, Planet of the Humans. Both Bob and Dermot agree that criticisms of the film have focused on trivial details and ignored the point that windmills and solar panels cannot power industrial civilization at our current level of consumption.
KMO talks with Eric Boyd about China's performance during the the Covid-19 crisis as well as the long-term prospects for a CCP-controlled China in the near and intermediate-term future. Grist for the conversation mill came from Peter Zeihan's series of newsletter series, A Failure of Global Leadership.
KMO welcomes Dr. Justin Ritchie, co-creator of the Extraenvironmentalist Podcast, back to the C-Realm to discuss the controversy around the documentary, Planet of the Humans. The film calls out mainstream environmentalist organizations like the Sierra Club and environmentalist celebrities like Bill McKibben for endorsing feel-good measures which aim at preserving the industrial lifestyle but which are inadequate for sustaining the bioshpere. Critics of the film respond that the criticisms it levels are all based on information that is long out of date.
Buckminster Fuller talked about how technology can accomplish more and more with less material and energy. Eventually, it will become so effective that it can do anything with nothing. Jim, your ad attacker, has a problem with the name the Fuller gave to this process. In this podcast, he explains why.