Hammer Forum

Addicted to Oil: Can the Earth Recover?

Thursday Sep 9, 2010 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM This is a past program

Following the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, John Hofmeister, the former president of Shell Oil and author of Why We Hate The Oil Companies: Straight Talk From An Energy Insider, joins us to discuss his ideas for an environmental strategy that will move us towards an oil-free future. An eyewitness to the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster, Alaskan journalist Charles Wohlforth, author of The Fate of Nature: Rediscovering Our Ability to Rescue the Earth, will offer an ecological, historical and cultural perspective to how we can meet the urgent challenge of global warming and our dependence on a depleting resource that is increasingly dangerous to extract.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.

This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.
Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.

Hammer Forum is made possible in part by Bronya and Andrew Galef.