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The Third Curve – A talk by Mansoor Khan

Event Start Date:
27th January 2016
Event End Date:
27th January 2016
Event Venue:
Kozhikode, Kerala

The Third Curve – The End of Growth As We Know It
An event by Network of Women In Media, India (NWMI-Kerala)

Speaker: Mansoor Khan
Date: 27th January, 2016
Time: 9.30 am  to 1.30 pm
Venue: Hotel Malabar Palace, Kozhikode, Kerala







This talk by Mansoor Khan will explore the connections between energy, economy and ecology, and the implications they hold for the human future. It is based on his book, The Third Curve – The End of Growth As We Know It, released in 2013. The book examines the stark and unbridgeable disparity between the compulsions of exponential, economic growth and the energy limits imposed on us by the laws of geology, thermodynamics and the finiteness of the Earth. The looming crises of energy depletion, climate change, food insecurity and debt can be traced to this faulty vision of perpetual economic growth.

Since the publication of the book, Mansoor has given dozens of presentations to audiences across India. Warning that growth paths that do not recognise the finiteness of natural resources and the fragility of ecosystems can only lead to collapse and chaos, he calls for a new vision of a sustainable society based on the ecological realities of earth.

We invite scientists, educationists, policy experts, researchers, journalists, activists and anyone concerned about these issues to attend the talk followed by a screening of the film The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil , and take part in the discussions afterwards.

About the speaker
Mansoor Khan, film director and author, is an alumnus of IIT, Mumbai, Cornell University and MIT , Boston. Born into a Bollywood film family that counts filmmaker Nasir Hussain and star Aamir Khan among its members, he started his own film career in 1988, making a name for himself as the director of Qayamat Se Qayamat, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, Akele Hum Akele Tum and Josh.  In 2002, he moved to Coonoor to realise his dream of starting a self-supporting organic farm Acres Wild.

For more information and queries, contact: Suchitra M. (Mob: 9496054350, Email: suchitrai@gmail.comReji R Nair (Mob : 9447383784, Email: reji143@ gmail.com), Chithra Ajith (Mob: 9605569394, E mail:chithraajith246@gmail.com)

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