I thought the dominant voices in the film were both ignorant with respect to resources depletion and overly optimistic about peoples' ability to make sense of unlimited energy supplies.
Are you familiar with the ongoing controversy at Rob Hopkins' site?
thanks for drawing my attention to Rob Hopkins article---there is certainly a very interesting debate going on in the comments section there.
I think Rob has some valid criticism of the Thrive movie such as their opposition to a carbon tax ---but there are also some very interesting comments in support of Thrive such as the following by Doug Atkins :I’ve been a part of Transition for a long time; it’s a vital movement. But you are dead wrong about this, Rob. And your position reveals a danger about Transition: that it appears to feel that peak oil is identical to energy power-down, and that power-down needs to be the basis for cultural transition.
Thus, you’ve backed yourself into a Luddite corner, where you think the “movement’s” relevance is tied to total power-down, rather than transition to new forms and sources of both energy and socio-economic process. “Free energy” and the associated structural reforms referenced in this trailer are real possibilities, grounded in real science and sound sociology.
You would do well to become better informed, like I have over many years of serious critical itellectual and scientific study, and not take the ill-informed strategy of a knee-jerk opposition to these ideas.
Your position smacks ultimately of a “theological” or ideological dictation of doctrinal policy to your “followers”–a dangerous precedent.