Addicted to Oil: Can the Earth Recover?

Addicted to Oil: Can the Earth Recover?

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.

Hammer Forum

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.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

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

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.