The End of Oil - Part 1 is the first half of a special four-hour programming block exposing the facts and quickly approaching consequences of our dwindling world oil supply.
When originally aired this special featured the feature documentary Crude Impact, and the film Protecting the Heart of Everywhere by the Pachamama Alliance, and was hosted by renowned environmental reporter Mark Hertsgaard, actor/writer Peter Coyote, author Antonia Juhasz ("The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time") and James Wood, director of Crude Impact.
You can read about Part Two of this special by clicking here.
FEATURED IN THIS SPECIAL:
Crude Impact explores how deeply our current existence depends on fossil fuels, including food production and distribution, and how we might look to the future to deal with the very real possibility of a world without fossil fuels. The film also exposes the concept of Peak Oil, the point in time when the amount of available petroleum declines irreversibly while demand continues to rise. Experts in the film suggest that we will reach Peak Oil in the year 2007. Journeying from the West African delta region to the heart of the Amazon rainforest, from Washington to Shanghai, and from early man to the unknown future, this highly-anticipated documentary chronicles the collision of our insatiable appetite for oil with the rights and livelihoods of indigenous cultures, other species and the planet itself. This sneak peak is a 60-minute excerpt from the 98-minute, full-length documentary film Crude Impact.
Protecting the Heart of Everywhere
This film by the Pachamama Alliance exposes the pollution of the Ecuadoran Rainforest and the disruption of the indigenous Achuar people's society that was caused by the unregulated drilling for oil by Shell.