Archive for February 2014

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is one of today’s most progressive political and economic writers and commentators on the state of the nation: governmental dysfunction, political corruption, global and domestic economic threats, the war on terror, Wall Street, and the decline in human values in American society.He was the chairman of the Institute for Political Economy and a former Assistant Secretary of Treasury during Reagan’s first term. During his academic career he has taught at many universities and held the William Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies at Georgetown University.

Dr. Roberts’ blog can be found at PaulCraigRoberts.org and he is a frequent contributor to Global Research, The Trends Journal, Counterpunch, and others.He was an associate editor at the Wall Street Journal and has published many books and articles during the past 40 years, his latest being “The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism,” with a new book coming on out later this year – “How America Was Lost: From 911 to the Police/Warfare State”

David Kranzler is an investment advisor with over 23 years in the investment industry and is currently a managing member of a precious metals and mining investment fund in Denver. In the past Dave has worked in Goldman Sach’s securities division and spent nine years as an institutional junk bond trader at Bankers Trust, responsible for managing up to $200 million in risk based proprietary capital. Over the years he has been a successful researcher, analyst and investor in mining stocks, gold and silver futures and bullion accumulation. Dave has a degree from Oberlin Collegte and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. His analyses and comments on our financial system and economy have been published on various finance sites including Seeking Alpha and The Golden Report. Dave’s personal website and blog is the Golden Truth found at www.TruthInGold.blogspot.com

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Peak Oil and the socio-economic impact of depleting fossil fuel resources

Kurt Cobb is an author, speaker, and columnist who speaks and writes frequently on peak oil, energy and the environment. He is a regular contributor to The Christian Science Monitor and has written columns for the Paris-based science news site Scitizen.

Kurt’s writings have been featured on Resilience, The Oil Drum, OilPrice.com, Investing.com, Peak Oil Review, Common Dreams, Le Monde Diplomatique, and many other sites. He is a founding member of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas—USA, and he has served on the board of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions.

He is a graduate of Stanford University and his novel “Prelude: A Novel About Secrets, Treachery and the Arrival of Peak Oil” is a startling reinterpretation of contemporary events and a window onto our energy future.

Kurt’s website is ResourceInsights.blogspot.com

Dr. Nate Hagens is a well known authority on fossil fuel, peak oil and resource depletion. He is the former lead editor of The Oil Drum, one of the most popular and high-respected websites for analysis and commentary on global energy supplies and the socio-economic impact of declining oil resources. His a board member of the Post Carbon Institute and currently works at the Institute for the Study of Energy and Our Future, where he is also on the Board. Prior to his journalistic research and reporting, he was the president of Sanctuary Asset Management and a vice president with Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brother’s investment firms.

Nate has a masters in finance from the University of Chicago and a doctorate in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont. He has appeared on PBS, NPR and BBC and lectured internationally.

His website and writings can be found at TheMonkeyTrap.us

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Peak Food and the Future of Food Security

Jeffrey Smith is one of the foremost experts on the health and environmental risks of genetically modified organisms, commonly known as GMO crops and foods, and is a leading watch-dog over corporate agricultural industry’s manipulation of GMO genetic science and public opinion. He is currently the founding director for the Institute for Responsible Technology, a research and corporate watch organization devoted to informing the public about the truth of GMO foods and technology. Jeffrey is also the director for the Campaign for Healthier Eating in America.

Jeffrey is the author of two critical books on GMOs: “Seeds of Deception” and “Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods” He is also the director and writer of the documentary film Genetic Roulette released in 1012.
BOOK AND FILM: “Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods” WEBSITE: www.ResponsibleTechnology.org

Prof. David Montgomery is a geomorphologist and environmentalist in the Earth and Space Sciences division at the University of Washington’s College of the Environment in Seattle. He specializes in the evolution of geological topography and the influence of geomorphological processes on ecological systems and human societies. His research has taken him world wide, the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest to the Andes, the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau.

David is the author of “Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations” -- an important study about the role soil and erosion has played in the rise and collapse of civilizations and societies. His most recent book is “The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood”
BOOK: “The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood”

Dr. Peter D. Carter is a retired family physician who practiced medicine first in England and then in Canada for almost 40 years. After his sons were born, Peter became actively involved in environmental, climate change and sustainable development issues. He is a founding director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, the founder of the Climate Emergency Institute and was an expert reviewer for the IPCC fifth climate change assessment. He has presented on sustainable development, environmental health policy, biodiversity, climate change and human rights protection issues in Canada, the US and overseas. Since 2007, Peter has developed a unique approach to climate change risk that has been published in scientific journals. He has documented the science that shows we are already far beyond "dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system". This science shows that the world is facing planetary catastrophe from multiple amplifying feedbacks in the Arctic and will contribute to catastrophic crop declines.

His website is ClimateEmergencyInstitute.com

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