Award-winning biologist, Dr. Guy Mcpherson to discuss climate change ,energy decline and designing community resilience.
FRIDAY, MAY 17 | 7 PM | $5-10 suggested donation
PUBLIC WORKSHOP hosted by Kite’s Nest
SATURDAY, MAY 18 | 12 PM | $5-10 suggested donation
The American Empire has been fueled by fossils: our current mainstream food, housing, energy and economic systems rely on the plentiful availability of cheap oil. What happens when a system consumes resources at a faster rate than can be replenished? Collapse, evolution, or both.
For nearly two decades petroleum geologists and energy-literate economists have been predicting the collapse of the global economic system, based on the growing cost of oil extraction: tar sands, deep water drilling, and fracking are far more difficult, expensive, and risky than rapidly depleting crude. Climate change, largely the result of attempting to generate an infinite-growth economy on a planet with finite resources, threatens the continued mass extinction of plants, animals, and possibly the human species.
The Basilica Hudson is built on a land-fill in the Hudson River Bay. We are aware of these on-going climate and environmental issues and are concerned about the effect on the Hudson Valley. We are grateful to have the opportunity to speak with Dr. McPherson about this, and get his perspective on our own region. Basilica Hudson is proud to launch its Educational Lecture Series with Dr. Guy McPherson, Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and the Environment from the University of Arizona. Dr. McPherson will be the Basilica Hudson’s first public lecture for the 2013 series.