Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday Documentary! April 21, 2012 "The Consequences of Suburbanization"

Have a great weekend and don't forget to visit RJ at Global Glass Onion to see his comprehensive financial news wrap up for this week and check on the Ozarker at Conflicted Doomer for one of her special essays. And take a day or two and check out the other great docs at Top Documentary Films!
also, if you're new to the blog and came here through the LATOC link, the forums await you!

Tinfoil Palace
The Oil Age
Hubberts Arms
Silent Country
Destiny Calls

and now for our documentary!

The Consequences of Suburbanization

A documentary feature film about the unintended consequences of suburban sprawl.
It illustrates the importance of altering the course of how we develop our nation’s cities.
It communicates the dangers of continuing to invest in the inefficient horizontal growth patterns of suburban communities, and details how they threaten to bankrupt the remaining wealth of our nation.
It explores how the depletion of fossil fuels will impact this living arrangement, and investigates the viability of alternative energies that are currently available.
This film sounds the alarm that the cheap fossil-fuel-dependent suburban American way of life is not just at risk. It is in peril!


  1. They make no mention that there is a LIMIT TO GROWTH!! As oil declines, so will our ability to feed the current population and starvation will grow. No amount of building in and piling people on top of each other will be sustainable, as oil declines, sewage treatment, water pumping, trash removal, food trucking and growing will fail, cities will become death traps not the "future".

  2. hello stashgal and thanks for commenting.
    I agree with you actually.
    there is going to have to be a SERIOUS rethinking of how we do things and, even at that, I fear we have run out of time to make any meaningful improvements on a large scale.
    We are going to have to downsize every thing we do and even that will only buy us a little time.

    thanks again stashgal, I love it when folks comment.


  3. What do trains run on...

    A link for my chickadee.