The Resource A crude awakening : the oil crash, produced and directed by Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack

A crude awakening : the oil crash, produced and directed by Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack

Label
A crude awakening : the oil crash
Title
A crude awakening
Title remainder
the oil crash
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash, produced and directed by award-winning European journalists and filmmakers Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack, tells the story of how our civilizations addiction to oil puts it on a collision course with geology. Compelling, intelligent, and highly entertaining, the film visits with the worlds top experts and comes to a startling, but logical conclusion our industrial society, built on cheap and readily available oil, must be completely re-imagined and overhauled
  • The idea that the worlds oil supplies have peaked, or will soon, is gaining mainstream currency. Robert B. Semple, Jr., associate editor of the New York Times editorial board, writes in the papers March 1, 2006, online edition: 2The Age of Oil 100-plus years of astonishing economic growth made possible by cheap, abundant oil could be ending without our really being aware of it. Oil is a finite commodity. At some point even the vast reservoirs of Saudi Arabia will run dry. But before that happens there will come a day when oil production peaks, when demand overtakes supply (and never looks back), resulting in large and possibly catastrophic price increases that could make today's 60 dollars-a-barrel oil look like chump change
  • Shot on location at oil fields in Azerbaijan, Venezuela, the Middle East and Texas, with original music by Daniel Schnyder and Philip Glass, the film provides not only questions, but possible solutions to the most perplexing and important economic, environmental and public policy issue of our time. One year ago, in a report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy, Robert L. Hirsch challenged the notion that the free market can solve the onrushing emergency: "The world has never faced a problem like Peak Oil. Without massive mitigation more than a decade before the fact, the problem will be pervasive and will not be temporary. Previous energy transitions (wood to coal and coal to oil) were gradual and evolutionary; oil peaking will be abrupt and revolutionary."
Cataloging source
NZEN
Characteristic
representational
Credits note
Produced and directed by Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack
Date time place
Originally produced by Madman Entertainment in 2006
Dewey number
622.3382
Label
A crude awakening : the oil crash, produced and directed by Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1054247
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 streaming video file, 88 min. 55 sec.)
File format
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, stereo., sound, color
Publisher number
1054247
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29863521
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
kanopy54248
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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