77 The State and Fate of This Small Blue Planet

British Columbia
Tim Flannery Australia

Tim Flannery is one of Australia’s leading thinkers and writers. An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, he has published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has been credited with discovering more new species than Charles Darwin. His books include the landmark works The Future Eaters and The Weather Makers. The latter debuted on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into more than 20 languages. His most recent book is Here on EarthRead more

David Suzuki British Columbia

David Suzuki,co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. He is renowned for his radio and television programs that explain the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understood way. Dr. Suzuki has written 52 books, including 19 for children, and his broadcasting career has earned him countless awards. He is recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology, and is a Companion of the Order of Canada.  Read more

Host: Linden MacIntyre
Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 8:00pm
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

Two of this planet’s leading scientists, whose contribution to changing our attitudes and actions toward climate change has been profound, appear together for the first time to close this year’s Vancouver Writers Fest in an evening filled with provocation, challenges and, above all, hope that solutions to environmental devastation are possible. Australia’s Tim Flannery has discovered and named more than 30 new species of mammals, serves as Chief Commissioner of the Australian Climate Commission and works as a broadcaster and author whose books The Weather Makers and The Future Eaters are both controversial and compelling. Canada’s David Suzuki, scientist, author and broadcaster, has spent four decades educating us about science and environmental issues. Both of these champions are passionate about our future, and the progress we can make to ensure there is one for us all.

This event is sponsored by the City of Vancouver.

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