One way or another, fossil fuels are no longer going to drive our economy in the future. Either because we’ve given it up or because climate change makes it impossible to keep drilling. What will that world look like for Alberta? And how will we get to that future safely, smoothly and constructively? Today, Terra Informa asks “What’s After Oil?”
Alberta’s Post-Oil Future
As demand for Alberta’s oil drops lower and lower in the decades to come, how will the province’s economy change? How will we move forward and learn to prosper in new ways? For some perspective on these questions, we turned to Todd Hirsch, chief economist at ATB Financial.
Shaming Our Way Past Petrol
For activists trying to get all of society to shift to a renewable energy future, does it work to shame those keeping us in the past? Shame is divisive and combative. But Jennifer Jacquet thinks shame is a great tool in the activist toolkit. This academic in New York University’s department of Environmental Studies published the book Is Shame Necessary? New Uses for an Old Tool.
What you need to know about the Paris climate talks
The United Nations Climate Change Conference is held once a year, bringing together members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The 2015 conference will be held in Paris, France from November 30 to December 11. Learn why it’s an especially important conference with this EcoBabble.