Feb 23: Peak Oil lecture by Dan Bednarz

Pittsburgh Peak Oil activist Dan Bednarz will speak about the consequences of Peak Oil as it relates to students, faculty, and the University of Pittsburgh as a whole. The concept of Peak Oil, in a nutshell, says that modern societies depend almost entirely on finite sources of energy--notably cheap petroleum, natural gas, and coal. Because those resources are finite, it is a natural law that we will eventually run out. Although most peak oil theorists say that we will not "run out" of oil or natural gas for many years, if ever, the prices are bound to drastically increase, which could potentially cause widespread suffering as transportation, agriculture and communication all become dramatically more difficult.

8:30 in 157 Benedum Hall on Pitt's Oakland campus.

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