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Stoneleigh lecture (aka Nicole Foss of The Automatic Earth blog): A Century of Challenges

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Stoneleigh lecture (aka Nicole Foss of The Automatic Earth blog): A Century of Challenges

Time: May 31, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Langara College Theatre A122b in "A" bldg
Street: 100 W. 49th
City/Town: Vancouver
Phone: for more info: Ross
Event Neighbourhood and Type: big, picture, economic, talk
Organized By: Village Vancouver, Langara College Continuing Studies, and Vancouver Peak Oil
Latest Activity: May 30, 2011

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Nicole Foss spoke at last year's annual Transition Gathering in England and impressed the heck out of everyone with her very powerful talk.

A Century of Challenges is a comprehensive analysis of energy, finance and the interaction between the two from a big picture perspective.

We are looking at a series of interlocking crises of which energy and finance have the shortest timeframe, which is why we concentrate on them.

Nicole Foss offers a roadmap for what is coming and why, and also what people can do individually and together in the face of this most significant of predicaments.

She is an international energy and finance expert, and the co-editor of TheAutomatic Earth blog. Formerly, she was a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies who specialized in nuclear safety in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and conducted research into electricity policy at the EU level.

Donation $5-10 at the door (No one turned away.)

Register thru Langara College 604.323.5322. CRN 60849.

Presented by Village Vancouver, Langara College Continuing Studies, and Vancouver Peak Oil.


For more info: Ross

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Comment by Bukko Canukko on May 28, 2011 at 3:28pm
"Stoneleigh" gives a great talk, if her past presentations are any guide. She delivers a doomer message with a smile, but doesn't leave you feeling hopeless. Instead, Stoneleigh serves up solutions -- especially about building a figurative "lifeboat" of other people to help you get through any coming hard times. She's able to pull divergent topics together, such as the behaviour of herd animals as it relates to human economics. I've been following her blog, The Automatic Earth, for several years and am continually learning new things from it.

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