CultureChange.org's DC 'PetroCollapse' Conference : SURVIVING PEAK OIL!

Starting Date: 05-06-2006
Starting Time: 9:00am
Ending Date: 05-07-2006
Address

16th & Harvard Streets, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20010
United States
Description
A conference on the effects of peak oil and the growing global energy crisis will take place in Washington, DC on May 6th at the All Souls Church, Unitarian from 9 A.M. to 7 P.M. Speakers include peak-oil author Richard Heinberg.
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SURVIVING PEAK OIL:
SOCIAL ISOLATION OR SOLIDARITY?

Sponsored by Culture Change (culturechange.org) the May 6th DC "PetroCollapse" Conference must not be missed!

With its focus on the critical emerging issue of PEAK OIL (i.e. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak_oil) and on envisioning strategic, grassroots responses to our "oil-addicted" culture's unfolding "permanent energy crisis," the DC PetroCollapse Conference should be attended by all local activists!

The DC PetroCollapse Conference will be:
Saturday, May 6th, 9 am to 7 pm
at the All Souls Unitarian Church
(16th and Harvard Streets, NW) in Washington DC.

FEATURING DC PREMIER OF THE NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM:
"The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil" (www.communitysolution.org/cuba.html)

DC PETROCOLLAPSE CONFERENCE SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE:
*Albert Bates Global Ecovillage Network; author
*Diana Leafe Christian Communities Magazine
*John Darnell, Ph.D Energy advisor
*Richard Heinberg Author, The Party's Over and Powerdown
*Michael Kane From the Wilderness publications
*Jan Lundberg Oil industry analyst; culturechange.org
*Jenna Orkin Moderator; World Trade Center Environmental Org.
*Joel Salatin Organic Agriculturalist, polyfacefarms.com
*Mark Robinowitz Oilempire.us; author, Permatopia
*David Room Post Carbon Institute; Global Public Media

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND!

Please register online at petrocollapse.org/register.html

The registration cost is sliding scale ($10 - $100), payable on the website via PayPal. No one turned away!

If you have any problems registering, or for more details, please contact the registration coordinator -- Ethan Genauer -- by email at : ethan (at) culturechange.org

For more information, see and the DC PetroCollapse Conference press release below

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MEDIA ALERT -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DC Petrocollapse Conference: May 6, 2006
All Souls Church, Unitarian 16th & Harvard, Washington, D.C

Berkeley, March 22 - A conference on the effects of peak oil and the growing global energy crisis will take place in Washington, DC on May 6th at the All Souls Church, Unitarian from 9 A.M. to 7 P.M. Speakers include peak-oil author Richard Heinberg.

Experts on peak oil, small-scale agriculture and alternative energy will discuss "petrocollapse," the imminent failure of the petroleum infrastructure to continue to provide the myriad goods and services that our consumer economy has grown accustomed to. Multimedia presentations will suggest solutions to the audience.

Conference organizer and speaker Jan Lundberg is a former oil industry analyst who ran the market research firm Lundberg Survey. Lundberg, who quit serving the oil industry so he could put his knowledge to use to protect the environment, says "M. King Hubbert, who developed the theory of peak oil, observed that we do not have an energy crisis but rather a culture crisis. This fits with the theme of the Washington DC Petrocollapse Conference that there is no technofix for our energy dilemma. Society will have to bring about a closer level of community and rediscover what local economics are about."

The May 6th conference will feature Richard Heinberg, the most-read peak oil author (The Party's Over, and Powerdown). Films and music will be also offered as part of a varied program to stimulate discussion and action by attendees. Heinberg and Lundberg and others will perform music including oil-satire songs. Films will include premiers of "Our Synthetic Sea" (plastics pollution in oceans) and "The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil."

Lundberg says the Petrocollapse Conference asks, "What we can do in advance of the social upheaval and chaos that may produce a 'national New Orleans,' to prepare or mitigate? What will the future look like during and after a transition to non-petroleum living?"

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Background briefing for:

Petrocollapse Conference: May 6, 2006 9 A.M. - 7 P.M. All Souls Church, Unitarian 16th & Harvard, Washington D.C.

Most independent oil experts agree that the peak in global oil extraction is occurring approximately now. The pressures of the market to distribute the fuels and materials made from petroleum are already creating intense competition for energy supplies around the world. As the gap between supply and demand widens and prices skyrocket, supply will tighten as never before due to hoarding. This will cause massive repercussions in daily living and the global economy. Not only will people have to adapt to an energy-poor world by concentrating on sustainably working with their regional ecosystems for all their needs, but also have to cope with climate change which is rapidly accelerating. This scenario is referred to by oil expert and conference organizer Jan Lundberg as Petrocollapse.

As stated in the conference brochure, "the world's peak in oil extraction is about now -- although there is uncertainty and debate. The pressures of the Market to smoothly spread around the fuels and materials made from petroleum promise to create intense competition for energy supplies, as seen already today on the world stage. As the gap between supply and demand widens and prices skyrocket, supply will tighten as never before due to hoarding. This will cause massive repercussions in daily living and the global economy. Not only will people have to adapt to an energy-poor world by concentrating on sustainably working with their regional ecosystems for all their needs, climate change is accelerating."

Richard Heinberg presents irrefutable evidence in his books and powerpoint presentations that the world's maximum oil extraction has most likely been reached. He also shows what limited contributions can be offered by various countries to increase their oil output, and what alternative
sources of energy can possibly provide to replace petroleum. Besides his solutions of "powerdown" and "lifeboats," Heinberg promotes the Oil
Depletion Protocol proposed by Colin Campbell, the geologist who founded the international Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas.

Speakers will include:

DC PETROCOLLAPSE CONFERENCE SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE:
Albert Bates Global Ecovillage Network; author
Diana Leafe Christian Communities Magazine
John Darnell, Ph.D Energy advisor
Richard Heinberg Author, The Party's Over and Powerdown
Michael Kane From the Wilderness publications
Jan Lundberg Oil industry analyst; culturechange.org
Jenna Orkin Moderator; World Trade Center Environmental Org.
Joel Salatin Organic Agriculturalist, polyfacefarms.com
Mark Robinowitz Oilempire.us; author, Permatopia
David Room Post Carbon Institute; Global Public Media

To register and for more information,
please visit petrocollapse.org
and contact conferences (at) culturechange.org

Related

* http://petrocollapse.org
* http://culturechange.org
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