77 The State and Fate of This Small Blue Planet
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.