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|Sun 24 Jun ’12, 7:00pm–9:00pm||
Where: Jubilee Building - Parnell Community Centre, 545 Parnell Road, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- General Admission - Waged: $10.00
- General Admission - Un-waged: $5.00
Guy McPherson is an energetic speaker and talented moderator. He has appeared before countless audiences to speak about the two primary consequences of our fossil-fuel addition: global climate change and energy decline. Because these phenomena impact every aspect of life on Earth, his talked have reached a wide variety of audiences such as universities, associations, nonprofits and numerous educational and scientific symposium and conferences.
Guy McPherson will be traveling to New Zealand upon request of the School Executive Officers, and will be serving as the opening keynote for this year's SEO conference: http://seo2012.co.nz/.
McPherson will discuss climate change, the world's declining resources and how this will impact the world economically.
McPherson will take advantage of his time in New Zealand by delivering presentations. These presentations will stress the importance of individual and societal action in light of ongoing global change, energy decline and will highlight the importance of living sustainably, a necessity driven by completion of the ongoing collapse of the industrial economy and underlain by the absence of cheap oil.
McPherson believes that community should have a love for the place, a respect for self-reliance, an appreciation for diversity, and a thriving gift economy. McPherson himself lives off the grid in a straw bale house, raising small livestock, interacting with his rural community.
ABOUT GUY MCPHERSON
Guy McPherson, Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona, received undergraduate and graduate degrees focused on extraction of natural resources. Shortly after earning a Ph.D., he was hired into a tenure-track position at a major research university. During his initial decade at the university, Guy was a successful professor by every measure: well-published in all the right places, he taught and mentored students who acquired the best jobs in the field, and he performed abundant, exemplary professional service.
About ten years into his career, McPherson began focusing his efforts on social criticism, with topics ranging from education and evolution to the twin sides of fossil-fuel coin: global climate change and energy decline and the attendant economic consequences.
He decided to walk away from his tenured position and explains his reasons in his book - "Walking Away from Empire: A Personal Journey." You can read about that book and his many others at his website: http://guymcpherson.com