Mike Joy - Biophysical limits to growth

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This talk will cover

  • Some indicators of the limits to growth in New Zealand and globally

    • biophysical realities - planetary boundaries and warnings of overshoot this is the manifestation of the Limits to growth

  • Understanding energy how we take it for granted

    • energy slaves and learning to live without them

  • Energy returned on energy invested (EROI), declining EROI and its implications for humankind

  • The energy transition away from fossil carbon

    • Energy density and its consequences

    • Possibilities for NZs energy transition

Dr Mike Joy began lecturing at Massey Palmerston North in ecology and environmental science in 2003.  He became an outspoken advocate for environmental protection after seeing first-hand the declines in freshwater health in New Zealand.

He has received a number of awards for his work at the interfac of science and policy in New Zealand. In his new role as senior researcher with the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University, he hopes to work on improving the connection between science, policy and real outcomes to address the multiple environmental issues facing New Zealand.

April 4th, 2019 5:30 PM   through   7:30 PM
Connolly Hall
Guildford Terrace
New Zealand

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