Renowned Energy Economist, Peak Oil Expert Jeff Rubin Speaking at Capilano This Thursday
ormer CIBC World Markets Chief Economist-turned Peak Oil spokesperson Jeff Rubin will be discussing his latest book, The End of Growth
, at Capilano University this Thursday evening, starting at 7:30.
After building a successful career out of accurately predicting the
rise and fall of oil prices for his clients, Rubin shocked many in the
financial community when he left his position at CIBC to focus on
informing the public about the dangers of an oil-dependent globalized
He and a growing number of energy and economics experts
believe the end of cheap, easy-to-get fossil fuels means higher and more
volatile energy prices which will render the distance and
energy-intensive global economy unworkable in the near future.
Rubin's first book on the subject, Why Your World is About to Get A Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization became a Canadian bestseller in 2009, launching his career as an author and public speaker on issues surrounding Peak Oil.
The Toronto-based Rubin's stop in North Vancouver is part of a speaking tour publicizing his sophomore effort, The End of Growth.
In addition to his two books, Rubin publishes a weekly blog on the Globe and Mail's website, titled Jeff Rubin's Smaller World.
On his own website, Rubin explains:
It wasn’t subprime mortgages but triple-digit oil prices that brought down the world economy.
And unless that economy started to wean itself off an
ever-depleting supply of affordable oil, there would be other recessions
to follow as economic recoveries would simply push oil prices right
back into triple-digit range. But weaning our economy off oil meant, at
the same time, making fundamental changes in the way we live.
This is not the kind of message investment banks want their chief
economists delivering these days, to either governments or investors.
But the urgency of this message grows with every passing day.