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Peak Oil Check-In
A weekly comment on peak oil and energy scarcity
Carl Etnier
 Carl Etnier WGDR  Contact Contributor
May 16, 2010, 11:57 a.m.
A scythe requires external energy to manufacture, but once it’s made, it operates off of human power. That’s a good part of the reason why I bought a scythe and am learning to use it and maintain it.

A good scythe, in the right hands, can mow grass about as low as a lawn mower. Once the grass reaches a certain height, a person with a scythe can also mow faster, at least than the gasoline-powered push mower we use on our lawn.
Produced by Relocalizing Vermont Productions. Theme music by Pete Sutherland; voiceover by Jo Chickering.
Free for non-commercial use. Contact me for conditions for commercial use. Please email me at if you broadcast it. Thanks!

Script, with pictures and links, at

Originally aired June 2009

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