This is a conversation recorded in 2018 that is the basis for the chapter about me in Jim Kunstler's new book, Living in the Long Emergency.
A few weeks ago, KMO came out to Jim Kunstler as a sort of Peak Oil apostate. One of the most passionate and coherent of the people pushing back against KMO's change of opinion on the topic of Peak Oil is his friend and neighbor, Doug. In this episode of the C-Realm Radio show on WOOL, 91.5 FM in Bellows Falls, Vermont, Doug, JHK and KMO revisit that topic and touch on several others, including the prospects for the DNC Primary contest for the 2020 election.
KMO drove over the mountain and through the woods to Jim Kunstler's house for a visit. Most of their conversation was off the record, but in this episode of the C-Realm Vault Podcast, subscribers will hear the parts of the conversation that got recorded but maybe shouldn't have been. Here's the Twitter thread Jim read and responded too: https://twitter.com/KevinCarson1/status/1088120193031778305
Here is more conversation from KMO's recent day spent with James Howard Kunstler. They talk about (and to) artificial intelligence. Jim makes his case for the possibility of a fast collapse, and KMO takes up JMG's model of catabolic collapse that plays out over lifetimes.
Later, KMO talks about the perverse outcomes of mixing the sense of identity, community and purpose that comes with being a dog rescuer with loads of cash raised online, breed-specific adoption pipelines that need filling, and dog auctions.