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|Options and Actions in a Post-Carbon World|
|Date||Monday February 28|
|Time||7:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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|Newman Center, 5900 Newman Court (near the J Street Entrance to California State University at Sacramento), Sacramento|
Richard Heinberg to Speak on Options for a "Post-Carbon World"
This book is a sequel to Heinberg’s earlier book, “The Party’s Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies”, which assesses the coming world oil production peak and depletion, and the economic, political, and social results.
Richard Heinberg is a faculty member at New College of California in Santa Rosa. In “Powerdown” Heinberg describes the choices society faces with the decline of world oil production. His thesis in “Powerdown” is that oil production decline will cause a sharp reduction in the complexity of our technical civilization, and there will likely be severe social, economic, and political disruption, even to the point of social collapse. He anticipates that government’s typical reaction will be the "last one standing" option: war and competition for control of the dwindling fossil fuel supplies. Convinced that this option will be disastrous for the world, Heinberg recommends “powerdown” as the best alternative: voluntary simplicity, population reduction, and lowering of resource consumption.
There will be a follow-up meeting for those interested in discussing local and personal actions to achieve a more-sustainable society Wednesday, March 9, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Sacramento Area Peace Action office, 909 Twelfth Street, Sacramento. Call 448-7157 for information.