Last updated on: 10/13/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Jack Santa-Barbara, PhD Biography

Title:
Director of the Sustainable Scale Project
Position:
Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“There are no alternative energy sources that have the high net energy return of oil, gas and coal, and when these non-renewable resources reach their peak production and start to decline, everything will change…

We will all be forced to consume less energy; of this there is little doubt. The big question is whether this will be forced on us by the inexorable economic chaos from depletion of our primary non-renewable resources, oil, natural gas and coal, or by our adapting to this inevitability in a thoughtful and organized manner.”

“The False Promise of Biofuels,” www.ifg.org, Sep. 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Sustainable Scale Project
  • Chair, The Alternative Energy Working Group, The International Fourm on Globalization
  • Associate, Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster University
  • Founder, President and Former CEO, Corporate Health Consultants Ltd, 1981-1999
  • President, Applied Research Consulting House Ltd, 1983
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, 1981
  • Executive Director of Youtec Consulting, 1978-1981
  • Director, Research and Evaluation, Thistletown Regional Centre for Children and Adolescents, 1978
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McMaster University, 1976
  • Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, McMaster University, 1973
  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Member, Canadian Psychological Association
Education:
  • PhD, Experimental Social Psychology, McMaster University, 1971
  • MA, Physiological Psychology, McMaster University, 1967
  • BA, Experimental Psychology, Boston College, 1963
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Will the Development of Biofuels, Such as Ethanol, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
  2. Is Biofuel Production a Major Cause of the World Food Crisis?