De-Friending Oil: An Evening with Andrew Nikiforuk


Wednesday, October 3, 2012
: 7 – 10 pm
: Djavad Mowafaghian, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Cost: Free, register here

De-Friending Oil: An Evening with Andrew Nikiforuk

How petro-dependency corrodes our humanity. And what it will take to pull free.

Andrew Nikiforuk, one of Canada’s top journalists on energy issues, has spent the past two years researching the key question of our age:

If we can’t live with oil, how can we survive giving it up?

Nikiforuk’s acclaimed new bookThe Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude argues the petro-economy is a false one allowing us to delude ourselves (until it’s too late?) about what really matters in life.

Nikiforuk’s new series on The Tyee, “Big Shift: Leaving Oil Behind,” extends that inquiry by exploring what it will really take — politically, economically and culturally – to survive peak oil and stave off climate change.

Expect an evening of hard-nosed realism about oil, society and whether we can get to a better place without setting civilization on fire.

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