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"There are alternatives that have been proposed, many of them by the communities, and every single one of these resistences lead to social cause and social impact". Leah Temper

Video copilation of the Petroleum seminar.

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Pei, Petroli, Petroleum, Petróleo, Razmig Keucheyan, Leah Temper, Alicia Valero, Jorge Riechmann, Emilio García Ladona, Yayo Herrero, Miren Etxezarreta, Ugo Bardi, Vicenç Navarro

The aim of Petroleum is to reflect on the way in which the collision against the limits of economic growth imposed by bio-physics, towards which we have been inexorably heading since the seventies, has found in energy, especially liquid fuels, its first point of impact, although not the only one nor the most important.

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  • Surpassed limits Petroleum (First Session) For decades it has been known that cheap oil, which is easy to exploit, had an expiry date, and that after this we would enter a new era characterised by volatility, affecting price, politics and the social sphere. This new era, one of unattainable energy, ...

  • Surpassed limits Petroleum (First Session) What are photovoltaic panels made of? And wind turbines? What materials go into the batteries that will make electric vehicles possible? Where do these raw materials come from? Are there enough materials in the earth’s crust to supply the necessary growth ...

  • Surpassed limits Petroleum (First Session) In this presentation, Leah Temper unmasks socio-ecological conflicts through mapping, and narrates the history of the growing metabolic rupture between humans and nature. A description that begins with the separation of the countryside and the city already ...

  • The problems of growth Petroleum (Second Session) This presentation demonstrates the importance of the Capital-Labour conflict, and the victory of the former over the latter, as causes of the crisis, both financial and economic, that has determined the political crisis of the Western capitalist ...

  • The problems of growth Petroleum (Second Session) The study of complex systems is a fundamental part of the scientific revolution of our times. From the study of the climate to that of socio-economic systems, we need to use new tools that go beyond the kind of ‘linear science’ typical of physics. ...

  • The problems of growth Petroleum (Second Session) With the globalisation unleashed in the 1990s and the economic crisis that began in 2007, there have been profound changes throughout the world affecting the economy, society and the lives of citizens. The restoration of capitalism to overcome a ...

  • The Future of Economic Growth Petroleum (Second Session) If there is a solid consensus unifying ideological divergences it is economic growth. No political party can hope to win elections unless it promises substantial GDP growth rates. Our entire social structure works under this prerequisite. ...

  • Unsustainable politics and subjects (Third Session) With the rise in natural disasters, resource scarcity, food crises, the destabilisation of the poles and oceans, and the prospect of millions of ‘climate refugees’, the great powers are increasingly adopting a military response to ecological ...

  • Unsustainable politics and subjects (Third Session) The collision between the expansive dynamics of capitalism and the physical limits of the planet undermines the material bases that sustain life. But human life is not only sustained by nature, its resources and cycles, the social metabolism also ...

  • Unsustainable Politics and Subjects Petroleum (Third Session) ‘How will the twenty-first century row / to get to where...,’ Felix Grande asks us in that immense poem La cabellera de la Shoá (The Hair of the Shoah). Indeed, the way ahead looks difficult: we know that BAU (Business As Usual) leads ...