|Sent on:||Sunday, August 26, 2007 11:40 PM|
The Rationalist Society of Australia*
September 2007 meeting: Agriculture in the post fossil fuel era
Dr. Jane O'Sullivanis an agricultural scientist with a keen interest in human ecology and a healthy scepticism about the "technofix" attitude to limits to growth. Following a dabble with biotechnology in the UK, she joined the University of Queensland and has worked mainly in the areas of crop nutrition and soil fertility management, in the context of semi-subsistence producers in developing countries. She has managed projects involving several countries in the Pacific and in South East Asia, where environmental effects of population pressure are more starkly obvious than here in Australia. She will attempt to contrast the pragmatic responses to climate change and economic pressures with the strategic shifts needed to respond to future resource shortages.
Date & time: Wednesday 12 September 2007
5.30pm- biscuits, coffee/tea
6.00pm- presentation commences
Venue:Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, 134 Whitmore St (Swann Rd end), Taringa. Go to reception (off upper car park) & signs will direct from there.
Parking is available on site (upper car park- anywhere there is a space or lower car parks in the non reserved spaces).There's also plenty of close on street parking (with no meters/time limit) at that time of day.
Who should attend: Any intelligent person interested in the common good.