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*Richard Heinberg Returns to Vancouver! Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future

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*Richard Heinberg Returns to Vancouver! Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future

Time: February 25, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: CIRS Main Lecture Hall, UBC
Street: 2260 W Mall @Stores Road
Phone: RSVP here or to or on Eventbrite
Event Neighbourhood and Type: ubc, lecture
Organized By: Ross Moster, Village Vancouver and UBC Sustainability
Latest Activity: Feb 25, 2014

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Village Vancouver and UBC Sustainability are pleased to sponsor a talk by Richard Heinberg:

Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future

The rapid spread of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") has temporarily boosted US natural gas and oil production...and sparked a massive environmental backlash in communities across the country. The fossil fuel industry is trying to sell fracking as the biggest energy development of the century, with slick promises of American energy independence and benefits to local economies. SNAKE OIL casts a critical eye on the oil-industry hype that has hijacked America's energy conversation. This is the first book to look at fracking from both economic and environmental perspectives, informed by the most thorough analysis of shale gas and oil drilling data ever undertaken. Is fracking the miracle cure-all to our energy ills, or a costly distraction from the necessary work of reducing our fossil fuel dependence?

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Richard Heinberg is one of the world’s most effective exponents of the urgent need to move away from fossil fuels and towards a post-growth economy. Author of 11 books, including 2010′s The End of Growth, and 2013's Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise  of Plenty Imperils Our Future, his wry, unflinching approach addresses challenges such as climate change, peak oil, economic instability, and food insecurity. He exposes the tenuousness of our current way of life, while exploring governmental responses and promising grassroots models in community resilience, including the Transition Town Movement. Heinberg offers a radical vision for a truly sustainable future.

UBC Reads Sustainability is a speaker series that brings well-known sustainability authors to UBC to engage students in interdisciplinary discussions on pressing issues of our time. Past speakers: link.







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Comment by Ross Moster on February 25, 2014 at 8:50am

Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!

CIRS Main Lecture Hall, UBC
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