Alberta in the Anthropocene

After the Talk

Research article: Peacock presenting a big picture view of Alberta's future

If you missed Kent's talk or would like to see it again, please watch the video below.

Peacock presenting a big picture view of Alberta's future

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Event Location: City Hall, City of Lethbridge (910 4th Avenue S, Lethbridge)

FREE. Everyone welcome. No RSVP required. Seating is limited, however, so arrive early!

Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

Join Dr. Kent Peacock as he explores

Alberta in the Anthropocene.

The human impact on the oceans, atmosphere, and life itself on this planet is so massive that it defines a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene.

During my PUBlic Professor talk I’ll review the disquieting evidence for this claim and explore its philosophical and practical implications, both good and bad, for Alberta.

As the world moves rapidly into the new, non-carbon economy it will be possible for our province to create a sustainable prosperity that is not dependent upon cash flow from the sale of dwindling natural resources. But Albertans have to be willing to see the big picture. We cannot hope to continue business as usual in isolation from the powerful environmental factors that are shaping our world today. Learn more about Dr. Peacock's big picture view of Alberta's future.