[sust-mar] posting for Oct 28th book tour event "After The Tar Sands"
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Wed Oct 19 17:07:55 EDT 2016
Public Forum with Gordon Laxer
Friday, October 28, 7:00 PM, Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School Street, Mahone Bay
All welcome. Free admission.
The South Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians is pleased to present the first public event this season. Gordon Laxer, author of After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canada will be in Mahone Bay October 28th as part of his Maritime book tour.
Gordon Laxer is the Founding Director of the Parkland Institute and Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta. He has authored six books. His latest, After the Sands (Douglas and McIntyre) won the Errol Sharpe Book Prize in May of this year. Ralph Nader hails it as “a myth-destroying blockbuster book.” Impeccably researched, After the Sands is critical reading for anyone concerned about rising sea levels, pipeline and tanker spills, climate change chaos, and Canada’s future in a carbon restricted world.
Despite our oil abundance, Canada is woefully unprepared for the next global oil supply crisis. Canada imports 30 percent of its oil, yet—unlike twenty-seven of the other twenty-nine member countries in the International Energy Agency—has no strategic petroleum reserves to meet temporary shortages. Canadians use much more oil per capita than other sparsely populated, northern countries like Norway and Sweden.
After the Sands sets out a bold strategy based on deep conservation and a Canada-first perspective. The goal is to ensure that lower-income Canadians get sufficient energy at affordable prices in a carbon-constrained future and prevent the rich from cornering reduced energy supplies.
Book sale and signing will follow the talk. Donations to the Council of Canadians South Shore Chapter will be gratefully accepted to help cover room rental and other event costs.
For more information, email southshore.coc at gmail.com <mailto:southshore.coc at gmail.com>
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