The ISSS offers Mini-Symposiums of 2-3 hours on a regular basis. For 2021-2022 they are planned for every Saturday and Wednesday. Participation is a benefit of membership.
Starting Saturday 4 September and repeating Wednesday 8 September 2021.
Speaker: Professor Emeritus Charles A. S. Hall, State University of New York, Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse NY
Author, with Kent Klitgaard "Energy and the Wealth of Nations: Understanding the Biophysical Economy", Springer, 2017
Title: Limits to Growth at 50 Years: Brief History and Present Implications
Description: Prof. Hall is a systems ecologist who studied under Howard T. Odum (president 1991) and has developed a deep systems understanding of the role of energy flows in biological and social systems. Among other accomplishments he is credited as the "father" of the Energy Return on Energy Invested (EROI) analysis of energy sources for society. He will use the Limits to Growth (Meadows, et. al.), a famous systems dynamics model, to consider many aspects of applying systems thinking to ecology and the human social system as a subsystem of the planet.