The Oil Patch Conundrum

Chris Turner in Conversation with Ian Gill

The Oil Patch Conundrum

Moderator: Ian Gill

Event Number: 11
Tickets: $26.00

The Oil Patch Conundrum

Chris Turner in Conversation with Ian Gill

Tuesday, October 17
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Studio 1398

1398 Cartwright St.,
3rd Floor

Chris Turner has travelled the globe in search of hope for a sustainable future, and exposed former Prime Minister Harper’s war on science. An authoritative voice on the global cleantech boom, Turner now turns his focus to the Alberta oil sands, and the people there who’ve seen the boom and the bust, and now face its uncertain future. The result is not a diatribe against exploiting the second largest proven reserve of oil, but rather an exploration of how deeply it affects individual lives around the world, from the families of Fort McMurray to the financiers in London or Saudi Arabia. With no easy answer in hand, Turner forces us to ask the question: In order to both fuel the world, and to save it, what do we do about the Oil Patch?

Event Authors:

Chris Turner

Alberta

Chris Turner is one of Canada’s leading writers and speakers on sustainability and the global cleantech industry. He is the author of the bestseller The Geography of Hope, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award and the National Business Book Award. His feature writing has earned nine National Magazine Awards. He has given keynote addresses and lectures at university campuses, literary festivals and major professional and industrial conferences nationwide. The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands is Turner’s analysis of the importance and history of the oil sands.

@theturner