The International Conference on Peak Oil and Climate Change: Paths to Sustainability is an online, virtual conference based on the May 30 - June 1, 2008 Local Future event. Video presentations by Megan Quinn Bachman, Pat Murphy, Vernon Ehlers, George Heartwell, and Aaron Wissner are available now.
INTRODUCTION to INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ONLINE
Gas prices are rising, demand for oil is rising, but the oil supply stopped rising over three years ago. Peak oil may be here, and it's taking us unprepared.
How long can this global oil supply level be maintained? When will the decline in oil supply begin? How will that impact already rising gasoline prices, oil prices, food prices and the struggling state of the world economy?
The International Conference on Peak Oil and Climate Change: Paths to Sustainability explores the root cause of rising gas prices, global warming, biodiversity loss and other indicators of global unsustainability.
With high powered, international speakers including Richard Heinberg, Dr. David Goodstein, Megan Quinn Bachman, Julian Darley, Stephanie Mills and Pat Murphy, the uncertainties of energy and climate will be illuminated in this first-of-its-kind international conference.
The conference begins with an in-depth, scientifically-rigorous overview of the global issues of peak oil, climate change, environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, and population growth; and how these are impacting individuals, businesses, communities, nations, the environment and the world.
Participants focus on understanding sustainability and the associated value systems and cultural visions. A spectrum of breakout seminar presentations, led by professionals and experts, help individuals, businesses, governments and communities move toward a vision of local cultures of sustainability.
Join with a broad array of professionals, politicians, business leaders, and concerned citizens for this unique international conference that explores the causes of global problems and proposes solutions to move humanity toward lasting paths of sustainability.