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PIRSA:11060107  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP4 Low Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Energy Transitions
Speaker(s): Vaclav Smil
Abstract: Energy transitions: a future without fossil energies is desirable, and it is eventually inevitable, but the road from today's overwhelmingly fossil-fueled civilization to a new global energy system based on efficient conversions of renewable flows will be neither fast nor cheap. Distinguish... read more
Date: 06/06/2011 - 4:00 pm

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9 Billion People + 1 Planet = ?
Abstract: This discussion explores the promise and perils of thenext 50 years. Can humanity, heading toward a population of approximatley 9 billion, advance economically without overheating the planet? Can food and water supplies be sustained without erasing what's left of wild nature?
Date: 17/10/2009 - 1:00 pm
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