Life After Fossil Fuels
August 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for Life After Fossil Fuels, a conversation on Monday, August 16th at 1:00 pm ET with Alice Friedemann and Adam Sacks. They will discuss moving beyond fossil fuels and how our civilization can rise to meet this inevitable transition we face.
Today our economy is utterly dependent on fossil fuels. They are essential to transportation, manufacturing, farming, electricity, and to make fertilizers, cement, steel, roads, cars, and half a million other products. This upcoming discussion between our Executive Director at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, Adam Sacks, and author Alice Friedemann is a reality check on where energy will come from in the future.
One day soon, fossil fuels will no longer be abundant and affordable. That time may be nearer than we realize. Some experts predict oil shortages as soon as 2022 to 2030. What will our options be for replacing the fossil fuels that turn the great wheel of civilization?
Alice Friedemann’s book, Life After Fossil Fuels: A Reality Check on Alternative Energy, surveys the arsenal of alternatives – wind, solar, hydrogen, geothermal, nuclear, batteries, catenary systems, fusion, methane hydrates, power2gas, wave, tidal power and biomass – and examines whether they can replace or supplement fossil fuels.
This event is the latest in our lecture series Life Saves the Planet, and it will be recorded and made available online through GBH Forum Network. To join us on August 16th, register here.