James Howard Kunstler Takes on Stephen Colbert

Appearing on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report to promote his latest book, "World Made by Hand," James H. Kunstler outlined his vision for the future of suburbia and peak oil, criticizing our approach to energy consumption and systems management. He went on to dismiss renewable energy technologies as mere stopgaps, arguing that only a fundamental redress in our way of life could save us now -- a possibility he considers unlikely. A gloomy prognostication by most estimates (as befits most of Kunstler's past work), but, nonetheless, a substantive, worthwhile discussion of our current predicament by an influential writer.