Bristol => Bristol Chat => Topic started by: Robin S on March 26, 2014, 08:22:06 PM

Title: Bristol Science Cafe: Why bother with fracking?
Post by: Robin S on March 26, 2014, 08:22:06 PM
Science Cafe
Monday March 31st
7.45 for 8pm
Tobacco Factory
Why Bother With Fracking?
Professor Chris Rhodes

Our speaker this evening is environmental and energy expert, Professor Chris Rhodes. Professor Rhodes will give an overall view of the peak oil problem and the lack of any technological fix to the consequent liquid fuels crisis.

After discussing resource supply problems in general, he will move onto the media hype over fracking etc. compared to true levels of gas and oil that might be exhumed, and then to the shortages of metals such as rare elements for electric cars and wind turbines. He will conclude that, as a result, technology isn’t going to be our salvation and so we need to adapt our behaviour, leading to thinking locally and Transition Towns as the final optimistic solution.

Professor Rhodes has a very informative website at (

No booking required. Cost: donation to cover expenses