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The end of suburbia : oil depletion and the collapse of the American dream

Author: Gregory Greene; Barry Silverthorn; Barrie Zwicker; Electric Wallpaper Company.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Electric Wallpaper Co., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through interviews with scientists and policy makers this documentary explores the premise that American suburbs, built on the easy availability of fossil fuels, may become untenable.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Greene; Barry Silverthorn; Barrie Zwicker; Electric Wallpaper Company.
ISBN: 097369470X 9780973694703
OCLC Number: 55747804
Notes: Program in two versions (both 78 min.): one with discretion advised due to coarse language, and one for general audiences.
Special features: vintage short films "In the suburbs" and "Destination earth"; commentary.
Credits: Ken Vandevrie, original music.
Performer(s): Barrie Zwicker, host.
Target Audience: "Language warning: PG13; suitable for those aged 13 or over"--Container.
Description: 1 videodisc (78 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Introduction : "In the suburbs" --
The history of suburbia --
The growth of sprawl : contemporary suburbia --
The blackout : what we weren't told --
What is peak? --
M. King Hubbert and the "Hubbert Curve" --
ASPO and beyond --
The consequences of global oil peak --
Blame and denial in suburban America --
Where is the media? --
The politics of global oil peak --
Energy alternatives? --
What can be done? --
Conclusion : the end of suburbia.
Other Titles: In the suburbs.
Destination earth.
Oil depletion and the collapse of the American dream
Responsibility: the Electric Wallpaper Co. ; Gregory Greene, writer/director ; Barry Silverthorn, producer/editor.

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Through interviews with scientists and policy makers this documentary explores the premise that American suburbs, built on the easy availability of fossil fuels, may become untenable.

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The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream

(EMRO user published 2007-11-28 ) Very Good Permalink
The premise of this film is easy to understand. Fossils fuels are a nonrenewable resource and civilization is about to reach a moment, if it hasn’t already, when daily consumption will exceed the world’s daily production capacity. According to the Peak Oil theory, the scarcity of oil and escalating...
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