THE AUTHOR:  

ROBERT BÉRIAULT

Gatineau, QC, Canada

Member of 
"Ottawa-Gatineau Peak Oil Group"

Email:  michrob@videotron.ca

I am a retired biotechnology laboratory manager.  Since I became involved in environmental issues 40 years ago the world population has almost doubled and the economic output and energy consumption have increased fivefold.  Twice as many people go to bed hungry.  All major indicators of environmental degradation demonstrate that the present Canadian way of life with the number of people striving for it is not sustainable.

Since my retirement I have created a sewing and screenprinting company that specialized in reusable shopping bags,  founded the Val-des-Monts Recycling Association and was instrumental in founding the Ottawa-Gatineau Peak Oil Group. 

I have read extensively on environmental issues and the more I read, the more I am convinced that we have greatly surpassed the Earth's ability to support our technological civilization.  Unless we take some strong measures really soon, we will run head to head with natural limits and that will mark the end of the comfortable life we now enjoy.

I urge you to read this presentation carefully and to disseminate it amongst all your acquaintances.  Please let me know your thoughts and ideas on how we can fix a very broken life support system.

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