On the Earth Productions is a media production company that is dedicated to informing the public about important educational, environmental and political issues that affect our every-day lives. We bring these issues to light in a variety of ways, including DVD recordings of comprehensive documentaries and political speakers.
Educational Video Series is now available from any Library in the world, thanks to the support of UW-Madison, the location where the series is housed. Go to our WorldCAT library page for more information.
Series on Agriculture (2014) YouTube Channel click here
“Agriculture is the oldest environmental problem,” the Land Institute’s Wes Jackson tells us early in this 27-minute video. Through interviews with 11 scientists, researchers and environmental experts, this short documentary considers that fate of agriculture and the environment in the age of agri-business and climate change. Noam Chomsky, Bill McKibben,Tad Patzek, Wendell Berry, Mark Shepard and the rest of the cast explain that big agriculture's insatiable need for revenue not only afflicts the environment with toxic fertilizers, pesticides, and carbon emissions, it degrades the state of agriculture itself by destroying the soil and subverting the natural evolution of animals, plants and insects. It is as unsustainable as it is unstoppable.
The local food movement ad the resurgence of small farms provide a glimmer of hope on a gloomy horizon. "Last year was the first time in 150 years there were more farms and not fewer" McKibben says. Chomsky put the dilemma in perspective when he says, "On the one hand you have highly concentrated capitol supported by state power. On the other hand you have people trying to do things on their own. That's not just agriculture that's over the whole society."
Peak Oil and a Changing Climate. Interviews with Noam Chomsky,
Bill McKibben, Thom Hartmann, Greg Palast, James Howard Kunstler
Nicole Foss, Dmitry Orlov and others.
Peak Oil and a Changing Climate, a year-long research project, provides
a snapshot of how unprepared our world leaders are for the coming
global energy crisis and severe weather events, now common occurrences
across the country.