2010 Mar 22: Why the economy is shrinking and what to do about it

Richard Heinberg will be speaking on Monday, hosted by Post Carbon Toronto.

Richard Heinberg: Life after Growth
Monday, 2010 March 22, 6 pm
Trinity St Paul’s United Church
427 Bloor St West, west of Spadina
RSVP at Meetup.com

Post Carbon Toronto is excited to present a talk by author, journalist and educator Richard Heinberg.

Life After Growth: Why the Economy Is Shrinking and What to Do About It

The ongoing economic recession represents a fundamental break with recent history: growth has ceased and may never return in the same way, because energy and resource limits are increasingly constraining economic expansion. But families and communities may actually be better off in a sustainable, “steady-state” economy–one that values people and nature over high-rate financial returns.

  • 6:00 pm — Doors open
  • 6:30 pm — Primer and overview of peak oil issues by members of Post Carbon Toronto
  • 7:00 pm — Richard Heinberg

Richard Heinberg is widely regarded as one of the world’s most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. With a wry, unflinching approach based on facts and realism, Mr. Heinberg exposes the tenuousness of our current way of life and offers a vision for a truly sustainable future. He has delivered hundreds of lectures on oil depletion to a wide variety of audiences around
the world. He is the award-winning author of nine books including:

  • The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies
  • Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World
  • The Oil Depletion Protocol: A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism, and Economic Collapse
  • Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis

Richard has authored scores of essays and articles that have appeared in such journals as The American Prospect, Public Policy Research, European Business Review, Earth Island Journal, Yes! Magazine, and The Sun. Richard has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the BBC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Al Jazeera, as well as numerous radio programs and print publications. He has been featured in many film documentaries, including The End of Suburbia and Leonardo DiCaprio’s 11th Hour.

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