Past Event

Carbon Math

Fri, Nov 9 2012 - 12:00pm

Carbon Math

Bill McKibben, Founder, 350.org, Author, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
John Hofmeister, CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy; Former President, Shell Oil Company

Energy companies have five times as much oil and coal and gas on their books than climate scientists think is safe to burn. That was the takeaway from McKibben’s recent Rolling Stone article on “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math.” McKibben says it is his single most important work since his first book The End of Nature nearly 30 years ago.Now the activist is launching a “Do the Math” campaign around the country to galvanize support for stronger action to reduce carbon pollution. Hofmeister says environmental measures driven too quickly will only backfire as the inconvenience or cost meets grass roots resistance. Time is an ally, he says, and enhances our ability to adapt to change, and energy companies are not monoliths and can be part of the solution. Join us for a conversation.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m networking reception
Cost: $20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)

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