The Post Carbon Institute: 300 years of fossil fuels in 300 seconds

Posted on December 6, 2011


The goal of the Post Carbon Institute, which was founded in 2003, is “leading the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world”.  This video tells – a quick version – the story of how fossil fuels have shaped recent human existence, which has profoundly affected the planet over the past three hundred years.  This video could be used as an excellent tool in explaining the dominance of oil in contemporary society, and how problematic and unsustainable this is.  It is easy to follow, fast paced, and under six minutes long.  Please watch, share, and discuss it!

The goals of the Post Carbon Institute are summarized as –

Build environmental awareness and understanding: to understand the true nature of the crises at hand, and take thoughtful, confident action.   Foster collaboration and cooperation: too often, efforts take place in isolation.  The goal is support true collaboration that sees both the causes and solutions to environmental crises as interconnected.  Integrate knowledge: utilize a whole systems approach to ensure that solutions amplify, rather than cancel out, one another.  Inspire action: rather than inspiring uncertainty fear, hopelessness, or paralysis, the Institute offers concrete, practical, and replicable actions to build resilience and manage the transition.

For more information about the Post Carbon Institute, please visit –

And take a look at some of the publications offered by the Institute on many of the top environmental issues of today –

– K –

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