RICHARD HEINBERG Talk: "SNAKE OIL: How the Petroleum Industry’s Misleading Promise of Plenty Imper
Transition Toronto and Post Carbon Toronto are extremely fortunate and excited to have Richard Heinberg in Toronto, live at the University of Toronto (after Transition Guelph hosts him in their city). Heinberg’s talk will be on:
SNAKE OIL: How the Petroleum Industry’s Misleading Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future
WHEN: Thursday, MARCH 21, 7:30pm
Doors open at 7pm. Please arrive in time for a 7:30 start!
WHERE: University of Toronto, Earth Sciences Bldg., Room 1050, 33 Wilcocks St.
COST: $8 at the door
Oil, coal, and natural gas are finite resources and depleting, while burning them changes Earth’s climate and compromises our future. You might think that curtailing their use would be simple common sense. Despite these realities there are major players in the energy debate that want to keep us burning more.
In the past five years this debate has reached a significant turning point with the development of hydro-fracturing for oil and gas production. Is this the dawning of a new golden age of cheap energy—or the last gasp of a fuel industry in steep decline?
Richard Heinberg is one of the best analysts and writers on the triple threat that faces human civilization: Environmental degradation, climate change and resource depletion. His books, 'The Party's Over', 'Powerdown', 'Peak Everything', 'Blackout', 'The Post Carbon Reader', his award winning 'Museletter', as well as his work at the Post Carbon Institute represent the platinum standard in his field.
Organised by Transition Toronto with support from Post Carbon Toronto and Transition Guelph.
Contact: email@example.com, www.transitiontoronto.ca