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History of the Future of Fossil Fuels
January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This program is free and open to the public.
The end of fossil fuel use has been forecast across history, from William Jevons Stanley’s Coal Question in 1865 to M. King Hubbert’s Peak Oil in 1956, through the Green New Deal of our times.
Why do we keep revising our predictions for the demise of fossil fuels? Will we ever run out?
Join our panel of experts in a discussion of what these forecasts tell us about the future of fossil fuel use, what they tell us about energy, and how we can wean ourselves from this addiction.
- Jacqueline Lang Weaver, University of Houston Law Center
- Daniel Raimi, Resources for the Future
- R. Tyler Priest, University of Iowa
The program will be presented in the Pugh Hall Ocora.
This program is sponsored by the Hyatt and Cici Brown Chair of History, University of Florida Department of History, and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.