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The Converging Environmental & Economic Crises: A Pep Talk For Those Paying Attention

In America and especially in many developing nations, the tug of war between economic “growth” and doing what’s right for the environment is intensifying.  What are the factors driving development and growth to this point, the brink of ecological collapse?

Ecological economist Nate Hagens will talk about the economic, environmental and behavioral drivers of growth and overshoot. He’ll look at the interrelationship between debt-based financial markets and natural resources, particularly energy.  And he’ll examine the behavioral obstacles to changing our consumption patterns.  Beyond analysis, Nate offers suggestions on how individuals and society might better adapt to what’s ahead and the physical and psychological changes we might adopt.

Thursday, July 10, 7pm
Mpls College of Art and Design Main Auditorium
2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Free Admission * Donation Requested

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Nate Hagens holds a PhD in Natural Resources and an MBA in Finance. He serves on the Boards of the Post Carbon Institute, the Bottleneck Foundation, IIER and Institute for the Study of Energy and the Future. He was lead editor of The Oil Drum, a website for analysis of global energy supplies. Nate has appeared on PBS, BBC, and NPR, and lectures widely. Before becoming an environmental economist, Nate was President of Sanctuary Asset Management and a Vice President at the investment firms Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers.

This is the second talk in our series on economics in the age of climate change sponsored by MN350, MCAD Sustainable Design Program, Transition Longfellow and other Twin Cities Transition Town groups.

July 10, 2014 at 7pm - 10pm
Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) main auditorium
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
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