'The Oil Crash'

Conference about the Oil Crash, climate change and the coverage by the media.

Lecture by Antonio Turiel from CMIMA-CSIC and author of  The Oil Crash blog;  Ferran Puig science journalist and author of the Usted no se lo cree blog; conducted by  Marc Boada, scientific popularizer With the support of the Casal de Jóvenes Palau Alòs.

Do you know about the current dependence on fossil fuels? Do you know the limitations of renewable energy? What is the role of the media in the change of the energy model?

Antonio Turiel tells us that we can not continue to grow as usual because we have no resources. The crisis will not end if we do not change our financial and productive model. We have reached the end of growth. Future prospects are that oil production from existing fields will decline by 40% by 2020 and will be almost impossible to compensate for this decline, especially since it is estimated that by 2018 China and India will absorb all oil production if they continue their Current consumption pattern.

Ferran Puig alerts us that humanity is facing one of the biggest imaginable dilemmas. The Earth's climate system seems to have been permanently destabilized, while the vast majority of the population ignores a phenomenon that will defenetly change our life. The scientific community, the media and the political class are stunned by this phenomenon and do not give any solution to the scale of the challenge presented to them. When elites fail, it's time for people.

The event is free, it will take place on Friday February 22, from 6 to 8 pm in La Fàbrica del Sol (Passeig Salvat Papasseit 1, Barcelona) and pre-registration is required.

Further information and registration:

Tel 932564430 (Sun Factory)
E-mail. lafabricadelsol@bcn.cat
(Indicate the activity you wish to attend, your name and two surnames and a contact number)

The formalization of registration is subject to a confirmation message from the staff of  La Fàbrica del Sol.

Publication date: Thursday, 31 January 2013
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