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In his 2006 best-selling book, The Weather Makers, Tim Flannery used his scientific sensibility and passionate pragmatism to bring issues of climate change to the fore. Now, just over seven years later, we ask, what’s to come in another seven years? Joined in conversation by Barry Smit, professor emeritus in Global Environmental Change at the University of Guelph, the two thought-leaders come together to discuss issues of climate change, sustainability and evolution. Host and producer of CBC’s Ideas, Paul Kennedy, moderates.
Programmed in partnership with HarperCollins, The World in Seven Years series invites prominent Canadian and international thinkers to put a stake in the sand about where the world will be in seven years. Too distant a time to be narrow, too proximate to be vague, this lecture series is an opportunity to address the serious issues facing our world in a robust, solutions-oriented approach.