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Peak oil vs. pathological optimism

Why are we "the Doomers" for thinking oil is limited? Clinical psychologist Kathy McMahon ("the Peak Shrink") finds people all over the world are worried about fossil civilization collapsing. In this hot new speech, get answers for our own sanity, in a crazy world.

Download the audio for this episode here.

14 MB End music "End of the Age of Oil" by David Rovics.
Extra 20 min interview Alex and Kathy here.
Full 80 minute speech Part 1 and Part 2.

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