Richard Heinburg Life After Growth Tour

Written By: - Date published: 11:15 am, September 26th, 2012 - 5 comments
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Courtesy Transition Towns:

Richard Heinberg‘s quest for a more resilient, sustainable, and healthy future comes to New Zealand thanks to the Post Carbon Institute, Grey Lynn 2030 and Sustainable Business Network.

Richard will bring his challenging and compelling message. He’ll ask — and answer — some of the most challenging questions we face:

• Will the convergence of financial instability, the end of cheap oil, and climate change usher in an era of contraction?

• Will we transition to a new economy that doesn’t depend on growth fueled by cheap energy, reckless consumption and financial speculation?

• How can communities’ best prepare for economic volatility and thrive in a re-localized world?

• Can we pursue improvements in education, the arts, health, well-being, freedom, and happiness without ever-expanding consumption?

Richard will also be speaking at the council offices in Hamiton at 12pm on Oct 1st and Tauranga at Baycourt at 7:15 on Oct 1st also.

Public Lecture on Sunday 30 September, 1pm-3pm, Auckland University Fisher & Paykel Auditorium, Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland Business School.  All welcome – suggested donation $5-$10.

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5 comments on “Richard Heinburg Life After Growth Tour”

  1. Its all a waste of Richards time coming over here. He was sort of bought over here by the Greens 5 years ago, he spoke in that little theater (?) room in parliament, yet with all he said back then about how we are at peak everything, and at the end of GROWTH the Greens still voted for Kiwi Saver.
    You have to ask what happened after this interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vamYDfSZxI to make Fitanything vote for this growth based ponzi saving scam ???
    And yet again that fool Norman is going on about how it is a bad thing that our manufacturing or some such is in such a state of decline …… wake up you idiot, that is what the reverse of GROWTH is all about.

    Have a good holiday Richard, but don’t waste you time talking to crowds of idiots, they are just not listening.

    • Will the convergence of financial instability, the end of cheap oil, and climate change usher in an era of contraction?

    A – Contraction? — billions starving to death, YES

    • Will we transition to a new economy that doesn’t depend on growth fueled by cheap energy, reckless consumption and financial speculation?

    A – Hell no. Unless that ‘economy’ is cadaver based

    • How can communities’ best prepare for economic volatility and thrive in a re-localized world?

    A – Get well armed, and ready to start killing people.

    • Can we pursue improvements in education, the arts, health, well-being, freedom, and happiness without ever-expanding consumption?

    la la la la la ….. I know, lets start building statues ……. Morris dancing to our deaths.

    And to be talking at the invite of the Sustainable Business Network…. God we are so stupid

    • Myles 1.1

      Robert,
      Can you explain why its bad that has been invited by the Sustainable Business Network?

      • Robert Atack 1.1.1

        Simply all business is dependent of growth and profit, and not just growth in its own concern, business is dependent of a functioning economy, which is dependent on a law abiding populaces, who is well fed and happy.
        When NZ losses it’s ability to feed and cloth ourselves the shit is going to hit the fan, global peak in crude oil production makes it inevitable that 90% of our transport fuel will just not be available, maybe not this year or next, but for sure in the lifetime of most Kiwi Savers.
        The world is set up now so that we are all interdependent, a bit like Soviet Russia, and the life blood of our interdependence is oil.
        We should drop the word sustainable

        • Myles 1.1.1.1

          Robert,
          I agree, contemporary business is set up to need growth, I agree NZ, and all other nations face almost impossible odds in regards to resource depletion and not many seem to be noticing.
          Also, your main point about KiwiSaver is a good one, KiwiSaver, seems just like more of the same, as you say ponzi scheme.

          I was only trying to see a little silver lining in the ‘Sustainable’ Bus Network inviting him. If more people are exposed to his talk then that’s good. Perhaps some of the contemporary business people will change their approach? I know someone where I live that was a business coach, then heard about peak oil and has now completely left the field of contemporary business.

          I agree its not good to paint a too rosy picture of what lies ahead, but painting too dark a picture is equally dangerous in my opinion.
          Cheers

    • blue leopard 1.2

      The Morris dancing is a good idea. Has anyone set up a troupe of them for Mr Heinberg?

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