Past Event

Saving Civilization Is not a Spectator Sport

Tue, Nov 10 2009 - 12:00pm

Saving Civilization Is Not a Spectator Sport

Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute

Brown sees concern in the merging of world food and energy economies. Putting corn ethanol in gas tanks and grain-intensive food (beef) into more human bellies will drive up commodity prices and exacerbate fresh water scarcity. Though he believes the Earth is under stress, Brown is hopeful, in part because for the first time since the Industrial Revolution we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever. Brown also will comment on how the melting glaciers of Tibet could affect the price of a bagel in California.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
$8 members, $15 non-members, students free (with valid ID)Also know: In association with Golden Gate National Parks