David Holmgren appears on C-realm’s weekly podcast #401 titled “Psycho-social Debt Jubilee” hosted by KMO in which he discussed his recent essay, Crash on Demand: Welcome to the Brown Tech Future as well as his earlier essay, Money Vs Fossil Energy: the Battle for Control of the World.
David has been tracking the onset of climate change and peak oil for many years, but he says that in recent years, largely due to the work of Steve Keen and Nicole Foss, he has come to see financial systems as the fastest moving and most volatile element in emerging global crisis. He describes why he considers the Bush administration to have been guided by a certain energy realism lacking in too many social and climate activists. Finally, he describes why he thinks that multiple generations of mass affluence has left us saddled with a psycho-social debt that will be very difficult for us to discharge.
KMO’s conversation with David Holmgren, “Psycho-social Debt Jubilee” is found at the C-Realm podcast page.
You can also listen to other interviews David has done on the same subjects, Crash on Demand: radio interview (1) and Crash on Demand: radio interview (2). Read also what the great thinkers and activists in the sustainability community, such as Dimitry Orlov, Albert Bates, Rob Hopkins, Nicole Foss, John Michael Greer, David MacLeod and many others, think about the essay, in Crash on Demand, the discussion so far.
As well you may be interested in the following video interview David did for Pip Australian permaculture magazine, “How you can change the world with permaculture”. Here David discusses “Crash On Demand” with a slightly more positive spin.
Still on the subject, he has also compiled what could be termed as a concise summary of “Crash on Demand”.
Crash on Demand, a concise version
We recommend you read the whole essay first, though.