Media & Appearances

If you are a member of the media or you wish to inquire about speaking engagements, please contact:

Beth Johnson
(269) 375-1080

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Interviews

Progressive Commentary Hour

February 10, 2014

I appeared with Nate Hagens on Dr. Gary Null’s hour-long radio interview show distributed through Pacifica Radio and elsewhere. Null was perhaps the most well-informed interviewer I’ve ever met. The discussion is wide-ranging moving quickly from where we are today in energy supplies to the implications–social, economic and political–for a future of constrained energy supplies in a world that is clearly not prepared.

Crosstalk

February 27, 2012

I participated in this lively panel discussion led by Peter Lavelle, host of RT Television’s Crosstalk, about the causes of high oil prices. You’ll see that the disagreement is mainly over the role of speculation.

Equal Time Radio

June 27, 2011

Carl Etnier, host of the show “Equal Time” on WDEV in Waterbury, Vermont started with Prelude. Then, we went on to a wide-ranging discussion which covered who in government circles understands peak oil, Vermont’s new peak-oil-aware governor, the inscrutable and often unmanageably complex human-built systems within which we live, using nature as a guide for redesigning those systems, and recent revelations in the media about exaggerated and perhaps fraudulent claims concerning the amount of natural gas we can expect from shale gas fields.

On the Edge with Max Keiser

May 6, 2011

Max Keiser, a well-known financial news talk show host, asked me about world oil supplies, Prelude, global credit conditions and many other topics in this wide-ranging interview.

You can view the show in two parts by clicking the images below. I hope you find the interview worthwhile.


Global Oil Supply – On the Edge with Max Keiser – May 6, 2011  (Part 1)


Global Oil Supply – On the Edge with Max Keiser – May 6, 2011  (Part 2)

Greening of the Great Lakes with Kirk Heinze
— WJR 760, Detroit 

February 13, 2011

Kirk Heinze interviewed me on Greening of the Great Lakes, a radio program that focuses on environmental, economic and social sustainability. The program airs Sunday evenings at 9 on News/Talk 760 WJR in Detroit.

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Radio Ecoshock

March 19 and 26, 2010

Below is a two-part interview I did with Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock. Part 1 is about navigating collapse. Part 2 discusses the scale and rate-of-conversion problems with alternative energy and touches on climate change. Both interviews took place before the publication of Prelude.

Part 1 – Kurt Cobb on Navigating Collapse (23 minutes)

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Part 2 – Kurt Cobb on Alternative Energy & Climate Change (27 minutes)

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Appearances & Presentation Videos

Peak Oil and Climate Change in 13 minutes

This video was recorded at the 2010 International Conference on Sustainability in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Using practical demonstrations I try to make the issues of peak oil (also included in the video above) and climate change more accessible to the lay audience.

2012 Calendar of Appearances

January 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Talk: A Turning Point for Oil & the World
Location changed to:
St. Thomas More Catholic Parish
421 Monroe Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006-4492
(269) 381-8917
Map

January 25 at 7 p.m.
Talk: A Turning Point for Oil & the World
Maud Preston Palenkse Memorial Library (St. Joseph Public Library)
500 Market Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 983-7167
Map

March 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Talk: Fracking the Bottom of the Barrel
Winona State University
Stark Auditorium
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 457-5024
Map

October 18 at 1 p.m.
Talk: Peak Oil: Is Resource Depletion Real?
National Alternative Fuel & Vehicle Odyssey Day
Lansing Community College, West Campus
5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI  48917

PLEASE NOTE:  Event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is free. Breakfast and lunch included with registration.
Map

2011 Calendar of Appearances

January 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Book talk
Portage District Library
300 Library Lane
Portage, MI 49002
(269) 329-4544

March 15 at 8 p.m.
Talk: Politics, Policy and the Novel
Michigan State University
Case Hall
James Madison College

March 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Book talk
Green Drinks/Sustainable Business Forum
The Strutt
773 West Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
269-492-7200

March 24 at 7 p.m.
Book talk (via Skype)
Chelsea District Library
221 S. Main Street
Chelsea, MI 48118
(734) 475-8732

April 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Book discussion
Attendees strongly urged to read Prelude before arriving
Michigan Energy Options
405 Grove Street
East Lansing, MI 48823
Space is limited
You must RSVP to info@michiganenergyoptions.org or
call 517-337-0422 ext. 1303

April 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Talk: Our troubled energy future
Chelsea District Library
221 S. Main Street
Chelsea, MI 48118
(734) 475-8732

July 10 at 2 p.m.
Book Talk
Mothers Trust (Lakeshore Interfaith Institute)
6676 122nd Avenue
Ganges, Michigan 49408
(269) 543-3951
Directions

July 25 at 12 noon
Talk: A Turning Point for Oil & the World
Rotary Club of Kalamazoo
The Radisson Plaza Hotel
100 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
Map

August 13 at 2:30 p.m.
Keynote: Rating your energy thinking: Four rates that will determine our energy future
Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair
Ogle County Fairgrounds
1440 N Limekiln Rd
Oregon, IL 61061

September 14 at 12 noon
Talk: A Turning Point for Oil & the World
Kiwanis of Kalamazoo
The Radisson Plaza Hotel
100 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
Map

September 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion on Michigan’s Energy Future
Kalamazoo Environmental Council Energy Forum
Fetzer Center
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5239
Directions and Parking

October 2 at 9:30 a.m.
Talk: A Turning Point for Oil & the World
Grace Episcopal Church
555 Michigan Ave.
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 396-7459
Map

October 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Talk: Rating your energy thinking: Four rates that will determine our energy future
(Book signing follows the talk.)
The Book Shelf
162 W. 2nd Street
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 474-1880
Location

December 6 at 6 p.m.
Talk: A Turning Point for Oil & the World
Kingman Museum
175 Limit Street
Battle Creek, MI 49037
(269) 965-5117

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