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Something Strange in the Economy? Who You Gonna Call?

February 15, 2012

On Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m., at the Armory Center for the Arts, Conscientious Projector will celebrate its eighth anniversary by showing Growthbusters: Hooked on Growth, a sometimes amusing but in-depth documentary on the limits of economic growth in an era of declining natural resources, overpopulation and the increasingly high cost of climate change.  For many years, filmmaker Dave Gardner helmed award-winning projects for several Fortune 500 companies (and PBS), but his observations of the real workings of the global economy ultimately led him away from the growth model to advocate for a more sustainable approach and run for city council in his hometown of Colorado Springs on a no-growth platform. Featuring interviews with sustainability luminaries Paul Ehrlich, Bill McKibben, Juliet Schor, Raj Patel, Herman Daly and Chris Martenson among many others.

Film series organizers Marty Coleman and Bob Brummel will lead a community discussion following the film.  Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons.

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  1. Ray permalink
    March 5, 2012 5:33 pm

    There’s no such thing as “declining natural resources”. This, along with “overpopulation” and “climate change” are a myth. Technology and the free markets have taught us how to produce more food, and use natural resources more efficiently.
    The reason there were only 6 million indians in America when the settlers came in 500 years ago was because their technological abilities made it impossible to have more children, they were hunter-gatherers with very limited resources and food. 500 years later we have a population of 500 million in North America (that’s almost 100 times increase). Why? Because we know agriculture, we have developed technologies to use the land more efficiently to produce more food per square foot of arable land. So this is why “declining natural resources” is just a myth. I mean, just imagine, if we could privatise oceans and turn this vast water pool into shirm farms, halibut farms, crab farms, etc. etc. We could produce so much more food this planet would have no problem feeding another 10, 20, even 30 billion people!
    Climate change? Well, climate changes all the time – they call it seasons, they call it day and night. Before they used to call it “global warming” but since 2007 the planet has cooled down so now they had to change it to “climate change”. There’s no such thing as global warming – just read the Climategate emails.

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