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Richard Heinberg Returns to Vancouver!

Village Vancouver and Westside Neighbourhood Food Network

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)

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Village Vancouver and UBC Sustainability are pleased to sponsor a talk by Richard Heinberg:

Snake Oil: How Frackings's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future

The rapid spread of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") has temporarily boosted US natural gas and oil production...and sparked a massive environmental backlash in communities across the country. The fossil fuel industry is trying to sell fracking as the biggest energy development of the century, with slick promises of American energy independence and benefits to local economies. SNAKE OIL casts a critical eye on the oil-industry hype that has hijacked America's energy conversation. This is the first book to look at fracking from both economic and environmental perspectives, informed by the most thorough analysis of shale gas and oil drilling data ever undertaken. Is fracking the miracle cure-all to our energy ills, or a costly distraction from the necessary work of reducing our fossil fuel dependence?

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For further info: Ross Moster <>.


Richard Heinberg is one of the world’s most effective exponents of the urgent need to move away from fossil fuels and towards a post-growth economy. Author of 11 books, including 2010′s The End of Growth, and 2013's Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise  of Plenty Imperils Our Future, his wry, unflinching approach addresses challenges such as climate change, peak oil, economic instability, and food insecurity. He exposes the tenuousness of our current way of life, while exploring governmental responses and promising grassroots models in community resilience, including the Transition Town Movement. Heinberg offers a radical vision for a truly sustainable future.

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When & Where

CIRS Main Lecture Hall
2260 West Mall @Stores Rd.
UBC, British Columbia

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)

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Village Vancouver and Westside Neighbourhood Food Network

Village Vancouver Transition Society is Vancouver's leader in low-carbon, resilient, and healthy communities. With thousands of community members and over 300 activities a year, Village engages individuals, neighbourhoods, and organiztions in taking actions that build sustainable communities in fun and celebratory ways. Join us at

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