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Episode-996- James Howard Kunstler on “The Long Emergency”

James Howard Kunstler - Author of The Long Emergency

James Howard Kunstler – Author of The Long Emergency

James Howard Kunstler wrote The Long Emergency, published by the Atlantic Monthly Press in 2005, about the challenges posed by the coming permanent global oil crisis, climate change, and other “converging catastrophes of the 21st Century.”

His 2008 novel, World Made By Hand, was a fictional depiction of the post-oil American future. The sequel to that book, “The Witch of Hebron,” was published in 2010.

In one of his latest books, Too Much Magic, he take a stark look at wishful thinking, technology and the fate of the nation and the implications of the belief that life can just continue as it always have.

James has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, MIT, RPI, the University of Virginia and many other colleges, and he has appeared before many professional organizations such as the AIA the APA., and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  He currently lives in Saratoga Springs in upstate New York.

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Episode-795- Matthew Stein Author of When Disaster Strikes

Mat Stein - Author of When Disaster Strikes

Mat Stein - Author of When Disaster Strikes

Matthew Stein is the author of When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival (Chelsea Green 11/16/2011). This book has received excellent advance praise from experts on survival and disaster preparedness. Stein is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he majored in Mechanical Engineering.

As the owner of Stein Design & Construction, he has built hurricane resistant, energy efficient and environmentally friendly homes.  The mechanical engineering side of his firm specializes in product design and development. Among other things, Mat has designed consumer water filtration devices, solar PV roofing panels, medical bacterial filters, emergency chemical drench systems, computer disk drives, and portable fiberglass buildings.

Join Us Today as We Discuss…

  • Over looked items for the 72 hour kit
  • The role of colloidal silver in SHTF health care
  • What Matthew sees as the 6 events converging on collapse
    • Peak Oil
    • Climate Change
    • Oceanic Collapse
    • Deforestation
    • Food Shortages
    • Population Growth
  • The harsh reality of a potential 400 Chernobyls
  • The danger of EMP or Solar Flares to the grid
  • The basic things you need to do right now to be better prepared

Resources for Today’s Show…

Matthew Stein’s Links

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Episode-334- Listener Feedback and Emails for 12-10-09

I am once again in the home studio today and decided to go into some of your more detailed emails that simply can’t be read on the road.   Today we discuss economics, politics, debt, generators, changes people are making in their lives and more.

Tune in to hear…

  • Tips on storing medications and antibiotics from a pharmacist
  • How to choose the right generator for your home
  • One of my “hate mail” emails I get often (for the ironic humor and to let opposing views be heard)
  • What is the Appleseed Project and why you should get involved
  • Thoughts on fire in high rise office buildings
  • The move to control CO2 emissions most people missed while focused on Denmark
  • Why I actually don’t “dislike Alex Jones” and where we agree more then disagree
  • The story of a family that took back their freedom and how TSP helped them
  • Thoughts on why soldiers do what they do when they finally come home
  • How the finances of the UK and the US overlap
  • How the Federal Reserve is as much a part of Britten as the U.S.
  • Why most people are actually libertarians and just don’t know it
  • Why the government wants us divided and how they keep us that way
  • What you can do to create your own liberty that is more powerful then any political action

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Episode-326- Listener Questions 11-30-09

It is Monday and time for another round of listener questions.  Today we have great questions on climate gate, earth sheltered homes, home defense, natural gas, finding land and more.

Tune in today as I discuss these questions…

  • What are my thoughts on climate gate
  • Will the elites create a global tax system via the UN
  • What is the real tragedy about the climate change lies (it isn’t what you think it is)
  • What should you consider if building/buying a earth sheltered home
  • Is gas more reliable then electricity in a disaster
  • What do you do for home defense in a place where guns are not legal
  • What is a good website for shopping for rural land
  • Is smallpox still a risk for global pandemic
  • What is better a vacuum sealer or O2 absorbers or both
  • What do do with a 150K student loan debt and a military career

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Episode-212- My Thoughts on Earth 2100

We take a break today from the listener call in shows to do a review of a T.V. show that ran on ABC last night called “Earth 2100″.  This was an interesting look at what was called a “worse case scenario” over the next 91 Years.

Tune in Today to Hear…

  • Wast Earth 2100 a global warming propaganda piece?  Yes and no.
  • Would Lake Mead really run dry is that the real threat to our water supply
  • Can we actually build “self sufficient” sky scrapers?  Yes but it doesn’t mean we will.
  • The left out real potential energy sources (geothermal and tidal)
  • How environmentalism is actually preventing the giant solar farms depicted in 2012
  • What all large scale power generation has in common mechanically
  • A positive outlook about being an armed citizen, will someone at ABC get fired for that?
  • Why New York really could end up “underwater” and what was accurate about that depiction.
  • Could a global pandemic really kill billions?
  • Why global warming is a problem even though I don’t think carbon is the trigger.
  • How the “worse case scenario” may actually be far to optimistic.
  • The fallacy that New York and San Diego will be the “safe places” during the initial breakdown.
  • Why individual action not the fascist cooperation of government and industry.

Resources for Today’s Show

tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.

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Episode-138- What if Climate Change Means Global Cooling?

If you have listened to this show often you know I am not a big believer in man made climate change.  I think the more evidence we look at the more we can see how little humans actually effect the climate.  I just started watching the documentary “Little Ice Age: Big Chill” again though and it has reinforced my belief that.

  1. The Climate Does Change and at Times Very Quickly
  2. The Fact that the Climate Has Changed in the Past, Means it will Again
  3. We Can’t Stop Climate Change
  4. So We Must Accept the Threat as Real and Make it Part of Our Planning

Tune In Today to Hear…

  • How a cold climate change is a bigger threat then one where the earth gets warmer
  • What a sudden climate shift might be like, how long it would take
  • How nations might respond during a decade or more of very low temperatures
  • The effects it would have on food prices and energy costs
  • How valuable the questions ‘what if” really is
  • Just how cold the “Little Ice Age” really was

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Episode-40- Is Global Cooling the Next Real Threat?

Last Friday I discussed 5 articles covered on Survival Blogs, one that really caught my attention was on Global Cooling. Over the weekend I did some more research and discovered the science behind global cooling is honestly pretty creditable. While there are NO Guarantees in predicting any climate change, (not even tomorrows weather) this is pretty compelling. If you are true believer in Global Warming, please take a moment to visit some of the articles I link to at the end of today’s show notes.

Tune in and listen to today’s show to learn my thoughts on,

  • Why we have been sold on the idea of and “solution” to global warming in the first place
  • Why what you do to prepare for climate change is the same as preparing for any emergency
  • How creating personal liberty and freedom is really the best way to prepare
  • Thoughts on ensuring your food production by utilizing container gardening and green houses
  • The reality of past periods of severe global cooling that were not that long ago and their effects
  • How global cooling causes droughts
  • How modern scientists are black balled for anything counter to the global warming theory
  • Understanding the goal of global taxation
  • The “golden rule” for analyzing any governmental solution
  • Why governments are for industrial production of alternative power but not empowering individual production of solar and wind energy
  • Ways to adapt to any climate driven emergency or crisis
  • The meaning of “when it rains it pours” and what it means to you
  • What really brought people to America in the 1800′s – It is not what we teach in schools today
  • Why it is easier to live like a Homesteader today then it was when Homesteading was popular

Here are a list of articles from creditable sources on climate change that discuss the effect and reality of global cooling periods.

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