Energy lessons for humanity for 'The Upside of Down', the classic book by Thomas Homer-Dixon

This meeting is the third in a series organised by Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) reviewing key publications in sustainability. On Wed 31st August at 7.30 pm Dr John Coulter will review the influential Thomas Homer-Dixon book, ‘The Upside of Down’, in particular energy lessons for humanity.

In the first meeting on 29 June Peter Martin outlined the 1989 book by Herman Daly and John Cobb, ‘For the Common Good – Redirecting the economy toward community, the environment and a sustainable future’.

For the July meeting, Adjunct Prof. Rob Fowler presented an account of the 1974 classic ‘The Limits to Growth’, plus some of the subsequent reviews showing how the original modelling was remarkably accurate. This was a full house with especially lively discussion.


Meetings are also scheduled for 28 September (John Tons on the Anthropocene), and 26 October (Prof. Stephen Lincoln, author of ‘Challenged Earth – an overview of humanity’s stewardship of Earth’).

All welcome, tea, coffee and biscuits provided.


August 31, 2016 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Seminar Room, ground floor, Conservation Council of SA
111 Franklin St
Adelaide, SA 5000
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