|Part 1:||The Post Carbon Society: Is it feasible?|
|Date Held: November 23, 2005|
|Introduction and Issues|
In some ways, desire for a post carbon society arises out of a paradox. Some would say that we need a post carbon society because we have too few fossil fuels, but others would say we need to move to a post carbon society because we have too many fossil fuels. As we exhaust conventional oil reserves, there are still ample reserves of non-conventional oil and coal. However use of these reserves would prove even more damaging to the atmosphere and global ecosystems. In short, we can't afford the ecological damage that further use of hydrocarbons will cause.
Join us for the first in our series of e-Dialogues bringing some of the best minds in the country together to discuss this critical public policy issue. In our discussion, we will be talking about our reliance on fossil fuels in all sectors of human society and asking if it is even possible to change and what magnitude of change is necessary? Tune in and listen to our expert panel share their expertise and hopefully, a little wisdom.
Dr. Ann Dale, Trudeau Fellow
Dr. Dale is a rare hybrid, both an academic and an activist. Currently she is engaged in two major research initiatives at Royal Roads University. First, she is leading the e-Dialogues for Sustainable Development, a series of online dialogues exploring critical issues using the power of the internet to influence public policy. Second, she is working on exploring the relationship between social capital and sustainable community development. In 2001, she received the Policy Research Initiative's Outstanding Research Contribution Award for her most recent book, At the Edge: Sustainable Development in the 21st Century. (Photo by Couvrette/Ottawa)
Royal Roads University