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January 19, 2010


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For Immediate Release

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Web Videos Prepare Viewers For Life After Fossil Fuel in a Fun, Sexy Way

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (Jan. 19, 2010) — Most people don’t want to think about what will happen when the world runs out of cheap oil. But a semi-monthly Internet video program is reaching a growing audience by making the issue of Peak Oil fun and entertaining.

“Peak Oil is real. Fossil fuel depletion is real. It’s not getting better, and it’s not going away,” said Internet video host/interviewer KrisCan. “Selling bad news is tricky. But people are more likely to watch and learn about these issues when you present them in an upbeat, cool, humorous way.”

With more than 60 episodes since 2008, “KrisCan: Peak Oil Action and Adventure” tackles serious issues like energy depletion, sustainable agriculture and transportation through interviews, sexy video shorts and spoofs.

Notable guests have included James Howard Kunstler, author of “The Long Emergency,” and Richard Heinberg, author of “The Party’s Over.” Other guests include: David Yarrow, author, environmentalist and biochar expert, and Ethan Roland, permaculture designer and teacher.

One provocative episode titled “Peak” features a seemingly naked KrisCan posing behind two strategically placed oilcans. A straightforward voice over informs viewers about the impending global energy crisis.

In another episode, KrisCan parodies the Internet phenomenon “Hot For Words,” a YouTube video blog starring sexy host Marina Orlova who gives the etymology of words while flirting with the camera.  Dressed as Orlova, KrisCan gives the origin of the term “Peak Oil,” a term first used by M. King Hubbert to describe the point where maximum petroleum output is reached.  Many people believe the global oil supply is at or near peak oil production now.

The goal of the KrisCan Show is not only to entertain and educate, but also to use video to reflect on the predicaments arising from our energy challenges. The show also presents various solutions people are using to increase their resiliency and sustainability in lieu of a future with less affordable energy.

KrisCan created her show after observing a lack of interesting and informative media about the global petroleum shortage.

“Even now, it’s only a handful of older white men who are really talking about Peak Oil and the serious energy crisis we’re facing,” said KrisCan. “I felt an urgent need to make this message more appealing and fun for a wider audience. I want to motivate younger generations to get involved now in some of the efforts to prepare for a world that no longer runs on cheap oil.”

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