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Great Decisions Discussion Series: Energy, Resources, and Global Conflict

December 9, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

Keith Schneiderimage

Senior Editor, Circle of Blue

As the world enters the twenty-first century, demands on natural resources threaten to far outpace what the Earth can support. Water availability, energy supply, and food production will face increasing demands from a growing global population, even as governments contend with aging public systems. What balance of traditional and renewable energy resources do countries need to pursue? What is the leadership role for the United States, and what promise does the recent climate accord with China hold for addressing this century’s ecological challenges?

As senior editor and chief correspondent for Circle of Blue’s Global Choke Point project, Keith Schneider has reported on the intensifying confrontation between water, food, and energy from five continents. Keith is a nationally known journalist and environmental policy expert who has won numerous awards for his work, including two George Polk Memorial Awards for environmental and national reporting, among the most prestigious in American journalism.

Food and refreshments will be served. Join us for this final installment of Great Decisions 2014!

Details

Date:
December 9, 2014
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

James Nadel
Phone:
617.542.8995 x104
Email:
jnadel@worldboston.org

Venue

The Boston Public Library, Commonwealth Salon
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Website:
http://www.bpl.org/general/hours.htm#centrallibrary?utm_source=October+Events+2014&utm_campaign=FALL+PREVIEW+2013&utm_medium=email