Invitation to Public Lecture: Understanding the Present – Peak Oil, Food, Credit, & the End of Growth
with David Korowicz, Feasta (the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability) & Risk-Resilience
Chaired by John Gibbons
A recent UN FAO (Food and Agricultural Organisation) index measuring the price of a basket of food commodities surpasses the 2008 record and oil prices again rise above $100 a barrel. This is in the context of a battered world economy and a credit crisis that, far from being resolved, has merely been displaced. Food and energy prices are pushing popular revolutions in the Gulf and North Africa, which in turn are pushing up food and energy prices.
Is this a passing phase, or are we on the edge of a profound and systemic transition in the global economy? What does it mean for Ireland? How might we move forward?
Where: The Greenhouse, St Andrew St, Dublin 2
When: 7pm, this coming Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
Cost: €5 (Feasta/Cultivate member and unwaged), otherwise €20 or €10 (depending on ability to pay)
Copies of Feasta’s Fleeing Vesuvius will be on sale at a discounted price of €17
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