|Time: September 21, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Downtown Unitarian Universalist Society
Organized By: Members of Transition Milwaukee
Peak Oil, the Financial Crisis, and how to prepare for what’s to come.
A Presentation by Nicole M. Foss
Peak Oil and the collapse of global Ponzi finance are a “perfect storm”
of converging phenomena that threaten to sink our age of prosperity
through wealth destruction, social discontent, and global conflict. The
consequences for unprepared individuals and families could be dire.
Foss will discuss the many converging factors that are contributing to
the multi-faceted predicament we face, and how to build lifeboats for
the difficult years ahead.
Is This Financial Crisis Different from Others?
Is This Just Another Spin of the Business Cycle?
Ms. Foss is rare among economists and prognosticators in her attention
to resource depletion, especially fossil fuels, and the environment. She
will argue that the business cycle will not simply keep turning the way
it has for the past century in a new era of declining natural resources
and expensive energy.
Her academic qualifications include a BSc in biology from Carleton
University in Canada (where she focused primarily on neuroscience and
psychology), a post-graduate diploma in air and water pollution control,
the common professional examination in law and an LLM in international
law in development from the University of Warwick in the UK. She was
granted the University Medal for the top science graduate in 1988 and
the law school prize for the top law school graduate in 1997.