We are very excited to let you know that as part of our work preparing people for a lower energy future we are bringing Nicole Foss (Stoneleigh) international energy and finance analyst, to WA in February/ March 2012 .
Stoneleigh’s work presents a comprehensive analysis of energy, finance and the interaction of the two from a big picture perspective. Our world is facing a series of interlocking crisis of which energy and finance have the shortest time frame. Nicole Foss (aka Stoneleigh) offers a road map of what is coming and why, and also what people can do individually and collectively in the face of this most significant of predicaments.
Nicole has been chronicling and interpreting the on-going credit crunch as the most pressing aspect of our current multi-faceted predicament. Her website The Automatic Earth integrates finance, energy, environment, psychology, population and real politick in order to explain why we find ourselves in this state of crisis and what we can do about it. Nicole was previously editor of The Oil Drum Canada, where she wrote on peak oil and finance.
Nicole has recently come back from intensive tour in Europe and the US. She spoke at the UK 2010 Transition Town conference and many people across the world have connected with her work through this particular talk entitled Making Sense of Economic Crisis in an Age of Peak Oil.
If you have not come across Nicole Foss’s work before we have attached some links you may find useful. These include a link to her website and blog, and an audio of the above talk. We have also attached a short bio and links to a recent interview.
Blog www. automaticearth.org
Audio – Making Sense of economic crisis in an age of peak oil http://sheffield.indymedia.org.uk/2010/06/453356.html
Interview and bio www.financialsense.com/contributors/nicole-m-foss
And here are some details about her WA tour
Making Sense of Economic Decline in an Age of Peak Oil A Discussion with Nicole Foss
Friday February 24th 7pm Fremantle Town Hall $10
Tuesday February 28th Margaret River
Wednesday February 29th Albany
Thursday March 1st Manjimup
Sunday March 11th 10am – 4pm All Day Ecoburbia Conference Fremantle Town Hall $20
Nicole Foss is one of those all too rare big-picture people who understands and explains the links between the many factors now threatening the existence of human civilisation – resource depletion entwined with economic failure and increasing inequity.
Join us for a graphic presentation and question and answer session when Nicole will outline the direction and characteristics of a new environmentally sustainable economy and what this means in our everyday lives. She will discuss what is coming, why it is coming, what you can do about it, and how urgent it is that you do it now. She will deliver a psychological inoculation to pull people away from incomprehension and fear and prepare them to work with their communities to create a brighter (though lower energy) future.
Nicole is academically well qualified, first with degrees in biology, neuroscience and psychology and later degrees in international law and post-graduate diplomas in air and water pollution. While living in the UK she was a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, where she specialised in nuclear safety. After years writing about peak oil and finance as editor of The Oil Drum Canada, Nicole is now co-editor of The Automatic Earth where she chronicles and interprets the ongoing credit crunch as the most pressing aspect of our current multifaceted predicament.
For more information or to RSVP to the Fremantle events please contact Shani Graham email@example.com 0417 941 991