Monday, August 31, 2009

Peak Everything Goes into Food, Water, Basic Metals -- Heinberg in Spokane, 9/17

Heinberg states this in the opening of Peak Everything:

"Nor does the matter end with natural gas and coal. Once one lifts one's eyes from the narrow path of daily survival activities and starts scanning the horizon, a frightening array of peaks comes into view. In the course of the present century we will see an end to growth and a commencement of decline in all of these parameters:
  • Population
    Grain production (total and per capita)
    Uranium production
    Climate stability
    Fresh water availability per capita
    Arable land in agricultural production
    Wild fish harvests
    Yearly extraction of some metals and minerals (including copper, platinum, silver, gold, and zinc) "

Read the introduction here:

  • Richard Heinberg here, in Spokane, via web cast. He gets it. Any group that requests him to appear in person gets charged a whole lot for off-setting his carbon footprint as part of the travel expense against the environment.

Our Global Predicament & the Path to a Post Carbon Economy
Thursday, 9/17 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
600 North Riverpoint Campus, Spokane
Student Academic Center, Rm 20

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