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Video Glossary

There are plenty of articles and websites out there explaining these concepts but Al and I are visual learners, so here you go, each of the heavy concepts defined concisely, simply and with pictures.

The Turning Point

300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds:

Peak Oil

Explained visually:

Exponential Growth

Retired physics professor Al Bartlett vividly demonstrates the shocking power of exponential growth:

Sustainability

Moving toward the solution…The Transition Initiative:

Part 2 – Newdream.org:

Climate change

35o.org explains climate change without words:

Cap and Trade

Pithy explanation of the confusing concept of cap and trade and why it might not be the golden solution we’re seeking.  Produced by the Story of Stuff Project

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To comprehend ALL the problems we are facing–from climate change, economic depression, peak oil, pollution, energy deficiencies, health detriments, societal inequities, war, and so on…

…we must understand the BIG picture.  These next videos connect the dots from problem…to… cause…to…solution.

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The Story of Stuff

The stuff we buy and use: where does it comes from, where does it go and what effect does it have on us? Produced by the Story of Stuff Project

Bottled Water

“How ‘Manufactured Demand’ pushes what we don’t need and destroys what we need the most.” Produced by the Story of Stuff Project

Electronics

“Why ‘Designed for the Dump’ is toxic for the people and the planet.” Produced by the Story of Stuff Project

Personal Care Products (It only starts with cosmetics)

“The ugly truth of ‘Toxics In. Toxics Out’.” Produced by the Story of Stuff Project

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