Press Release For Panel

Mar 9th, 2017

PANEL DISCUSSION ON CURRENT EVENTS, TRENDS, ENVIRONEMENT, POLITICS IN SOCIETY WITH RENOWNED AUTHORS AND COMMENTATORS

Lancaster, March, 09, 2017 – Five nationally-known experts on social and environmental sustainability will speak in Lancaster, Pennsylvania this month in a live-video telecast.

James Howard Kunstler, outspoken critic of suburban sprawl, and Frank Morris, champion of minorities passed over by the American dream, are among the headliners at the March 25 city forum.

Chris Martenson, an expert on financial bubbles, Dmitry Orlov, a survivalist writer, and John Michael Greer, a chronicler of peak oil trends, round out the panel.

The afternoon broadcast, sponsored by the Center for Progressive Urban Politics, will take place from 2 – 4:30 p.m. at Triode Studios, 631 S. Water St., Lancaster, PA

The forum focuses on the topic of “Our reality is no longer an Option: Why our Way of Life is Not Sustainable.”

“The purpose of this forum is to facilitate a discussion that transcends politics and pierces the veil,” said Kevin Lynn, Co-Founder of the Center For Progressive Urban Politics. “We want to inform on the most critical issues of the day, issues that should be uniting us in taking action as opposed to dividing us.”

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see five of the seminal thinkers on sustainability discussing this issue at one place at one time,’’ Lynn said.

The forum will be broadcast internationally over the Internet from the Triode studios.

Production at the state-of-the-art Triode facility assures a quality broadcast that will allow the online audience to feel like they in the studio and allows them to join in the question-and-answer session at the end of the event.

Local residents, however, can watch the discussion live at the Triode studios. Tickets cost $35 and are available through Eventbrite.com. Seating is limited.

Kunstler is best known for his book, “The Geography of Nowhere,” a scathing critique of suburban sprawl. He wrote the expose “Because I believe a lot of people share my feelings about the tragic landscape of highway strips, parking lots, housing tracts, mega-malls, junked cities, and ravaged countryside that makes up the everyday environment where most Americans live and work.”

His most recent book, “Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation,” examines misplaced expectations that technology can fix the problems of the global oil crisis, climate change and other converging catastrophes of the 21st century.

Morris, who holds advanced degrees from Georgetown University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has testified frequently before Congress on immigration, poverty, environmental and educational policies that have differential impact on African Americans and low-income Americans.

Martenson, a co-founder of PeakProsperity.com, is an economic researcher and futurist specializing in energy and resource depletion. An early econo-blogger, he established his reputation by forecasting the 2008 housing and stock market collapses long before they occurred. He explained his methods of analysis in “The Crash Course,” a video seminar and book, that examined how the interconnected forces of the economy, energy and the environment – the “Three E’s” – are shaping our future.

one that will be defined by increasing challenges to growth as we have known it

Orlov, who immigrated from Russia to the U.S. in the 1970s, has written extensively on the similarities and differences the collapse of the former Soviet Union and what he believes the impending collapse of the United States. He maintains that the collapse, while inevitable, will be survivable, given the right attitude and some timely preparation.

Greer is a prolific author who writes on the environment, religion, politics and economics. His book, “The Ecotechnic Future” a realistic portrayal of the end of civilization, won positive reviews from “Energy Policy,” an industry journal, and “Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.” A later book, “The Wealth of Nature” challenged the core tenets of wealth distribution.

The Center For Progressive Urban Politics (CFPUP) examines the key issues of contemporary society in a factual manner, relying on common sense, tradition and moderation. It rejects outright the liberal-versus-conservative rhetoric prevalent in the media today.

The center provides blogs, video logs and podcasts on politics, health, the environment, finance, foreign affairs and philosophy.

For additional information, or to arrange interviews, please contact Kevin Lynn, Center for Progressive Urban Politics, 13 W. Chestnut Street, #1 Lancaster, PA 17603.   Kevin.lynn@cfpup.org   cel 626.825.1331