NEW FILM ABOUT HOW CUBA SURVIVED ITS OIL CRISIS

10/02/06

Jon Butts invited Pat Murphy and Megan Quinn of the group The Community Solution to appear during this segment. They've produced a new film which is described this way on their web site: "The documentary, "The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil," was inspired when Faith Morgan and Pat Murphy took a trip to Cuba through Global Exchange in August, 2003. That year Pat had begun studying and speaking about worldwide peak oil production. In May Pat and Faith attended the second meeting of The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas, a European group of oil geologists and scientists, which predicted that mankind was perilously close to having used up half of the world's oil resources. When they learned that Cuba underwent the loss of over half of its oil imports and survived, after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990, the couple wanted to see for themselves how Cuba had done this."

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