1 Dec 2005
The Long Emergency: Reality Negotiates the American Way of Life For Us (Since We Don't Want To)
James Howard Kunstler, Author
Join the Green Mountain Global Forum on Thursday, December 1st, at
7:00PM, at the Round Barn Farm in Waitsfield, as it presents celebrated
author James Howard Kunstler and "The Long Emergency: Reality
Negotiates the American Way of Life For Us (Since We Don't Want To)."
In an evening of provocative entertainment, Kunstler will present
themes from his new book The Long Emergency, weaving together
seemingly disparate issues of climate change, energy sourcing, suburban
sprawl, current infra-structure and popular culture—and arguing
that the potent mix ultimately will implode, setting in motion the
"The last two hundred years have seen the greatest explosion of progress and wealth in the history of mankind. But the oil age is at an end. The depletion of nonrenewable fossil fuels is about to radically change life as we know it, and much sooner than we think. As a result of artificially cheap fossil-fuel energy, we have developed global models of industry, commerce, food production, and finance that will collapse. The Long Emergency tells us just what to expect after we pass the tipping point of global peak oil production and the honeymoon of affordable energy is over, preparing us for economic, political, and social changes of an unimaginable scale." --Publicity for The Long Emergency
Come prepared to be engaged and leave changed, as it has been said "Jim does not let up on anyone, even his allies."
Sponsored by GMGF, this event is free and all are invited. Refreshments and discussion will follow the presentation. The Round Barn is located at 1661 East Warren Road in Waitsfield, Vermont. For more information, please contact GMGF at 496-7556.