Ecologist Tony Krzysik will give a presentation on the controversial TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline awaiting approval by President Obama. Opposed by a broad spectrum of environmental groups, the pipeline will carry 830,000 barrels a day of heavy crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, to refineries in Houston, Texas. The presentation will also feature a review of Samuel Avery's book, The Pipeline and the Paradigm. For Information, call 928-778-6844.
About The Pipeline and the Paradigm “Environmental activist Avery travels the route of TransCanada’s controversial Keystone XL pipeline, engaging in frank and respectful dialogue with proponents and opponents. His finely researched book blazes with hope.” — Publishers Weekly
This thoroughly researched and wholly engaging book investigates the economic, ecological, political, and psychological issues behind the Keystone XL pipeline—a project so controversial it has inspired the largest expression of civil disobedience since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. With enough carbon trapped in the Canadian tar sands to plunge the Earth into irreversible climate change, it is the Keystone XL pipeline that will set that carbon free. The debate rages on over whether this 2,100-mile long steel pipeline is a vital piece America’s energy future or the conduit for global climate disaster. From the enormous tar sands mines in Alberta to a tree-top blockade in Texas, this book introduces the people and explores the competing interests that power the environmental issue of the current generation.
About the Presenter Tony Krzysik, Ph.D. is a research ecologist with over 40 years of research, teaching, and consulting experience, primarily in ecology, environmental sciences, and statistics, but also in biology, chemistry, and physics. He is a Board member of Prescott Audubon Society and Chair of its Conservation Committee.
Shown above: Prescott demonstrators protesting the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline in Prescott 9/21/13. Photo courtesy Brandon Cheshire.
Location: Street: 219A North Cortez Additional: City: Prescott, Province: Arizona Postal Code: 86302 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)