2009 May 21: Carbon Shift

Thomas Homer-DixonThomas Homer-Dixon
Thurs, 2009 May 21, 7 pm
Sanford Fleming Building, Lecture Hall #1105
University of Toronto
10 King’s College Road

Thomas Homer-Dixon is the author of Carbon Shift: How the Twin Crises of Oil Depletion and Climate Change Will Define the Future.  Adriana will be there. The invitation from Jeff Berg of Post Carbon Toronto:

Post Carbon Toronto is pleased to present an evening with Thomas Homer-Dixon, who will speak about the new book he has edited on the dual crisis’s of peak oil and global warming — Carbon Shift — take questions, and sign copies of his books.

Thomas Homer-Dixon was born in Victoria, British Columbia and received his B.A. in political science from Carleton University in 1980 and his Ph.D. from MIT in international relations and defense and arms control policy in 1989. He then moved to the University of Toronto to lead several research projects studying the links between environmental stress and violence in developing countries. Recently, his research has focused on threats to global security in the 21st century and on how societies adapt to complex economic, ecological, and technological change. He has written ‘Environment, Scarcity and Violence’; ‘The Ingenuity Gap’; and ‘The Upside of Down.’

He presently holds the Centre for International Governance Innovation Chair of Global Systems, at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada, and is a Professor in the Centre for Environment and Business in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo.

Thomas Homer Dixon latest publication, ‘Carbon Shift’, is a collection of writings on peak oil and climate change, which he edited with contributors from writers such as Jeffrey Simpson and Jeff Rubin.

Leave a comment

To weed out spam, your comment will not appear right away.