Predicament

A number of issues face humanity as we enter the 21st century, among them peak oil, overpopulation, climate change, and resource depletion. For a number of years in Northern California a disparate group of individuals were organized under the Post Carbon Institute umbrella. This is a photographic record of the San Francisco Bay Area's part in that program.
  • 2005-2006 Meetings and Events

    Groups featured in the 2005 and 2006 Meetings include: San Francisco Oil Awareness, San Francisco Post Carbon, East Bay Peak Oil

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  • 2006 Peak Oil Faces

    Some local California people who were involved with peak oil in 2005 to 2008 and later. I did not manage to get everybody included in this project, hopefully no one will feel intentionally excluded, cause you / they weren't.

    29 images

  • 2006-04-22 Post Carbon Diablo

    A peak oil presence in Contra Costa County, sponsored by Diablo Post Carbon, April 22, 2006.

    3 images

  • 2006-05-08 Peak Oil Picnic

    San Francisco Peak Oil groups held a picnic in Golden Gate Park May 28, 2006.

    33 images

  • 2006-05-20 N. Calif. Post Carbon

    Northern California Post Carbon, an umbrella group of other organizations in Northern California, held a series of meetings in 2005 and 2006. This meeting was at the Potrero Hill Community Center on DeHaro Street in San Francisco, May 20, 2006.

    16 images

  • 2006-06-17 Peak Oil Art Show

    The first ever peak oil art show (billed as peak oil/climate change), held in the Mission district of San Francisco at the home of ArtSF on June 17, 2006. Nate Orman was kind in providing the space for this event. Mostly artists who participated were from Northern California, but a few others came from elsewhere or provided artwork for the show. The event was billed as "Is it the End of the World as We Know It?"

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  • 2006-09-16 Smiddy's Urban Garden

    Planting a small garden in an available space of back yard, the home of John Smiddy in the Mission Dolores area of San Francisco. September 16, 2006.

    26 images

  • 2006-12-17 Water Catchment Project

    A water catchment information and project, accomplished in the back yard of the home of Richard and Annie Katz on Kansas Street, Potrero Hill, San Francisco, during the Christmas season, December 17, 2006.

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  • 2007-06-07 Myths of Biofuels Taping

    Videotaping of David Fridley's presentation of his project, "The Myths of Biofuels," at Lawrence Academy, Santa Clara, California, on June 7, 2007.

    8 images

  • 2007-07-28 LAFCO at SF City Hall (Local Agency Formation Commission)

    The LAFCO hearing on peak oil at the San Francisco seat of government, city hall, July 28, 2007. This hearing resulted in the formation of the Peak Oil Task Force in San Francisco, which generated a report designed to aid the city in preparation for peak oil related issues.

    25 images

  • 2007-2008 Meetings and Events

    Snapshots of events and meetings from 2007 and 2008, from assorted local peak oil groups.

    20 images

  • 2009 and Later - The Predicament

    Addressing "The Predicament," 2009 and later. In my own view, peak oil was only one of the half dozen or so major issues facing our species. Almost all of them are a result of our species acting as it evolved to act, compounding the issue, and making it essentially "unsolvable." Can issues be mitigated? It doesn't seem we do that very well.

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