Date(s) - October 27, 2020 - October 28, 2020
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Join SFU Vancouver and SFU Urban Studies for a discussion with Seth Klein about his new book, A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency.
Seth Klein is a public policy researcher, writer and adjunct professor in SFU’s Urban Studies program. Seth was the founding director and served the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives for 22 years. Drawing on his book’s theme, Seth will outline how we can align our politics and economy with what the science says we must do to address the climate crisis. Seth provides an inspirational reminder that we have done this before. There will be plenty of time for a Q&A with Seth at the end of the presentation, and a few lucky attendees will receive a copy of the book!
In A Good War (ECW Press, 2020), Seth Klein explores how we can align our politics and economy with what the science says we must do to address the climate crisis. But Klein brings an original and uniquely hopeful take to this challenge. The book is structured around lessons from the Second World War – the last time Canada faced an existential threat. Others have said we need a “wartime approach” to climate change, but this is the first book to delve into what that could actually look like. Canada’s wartime experience, Klein contends, provides an inspirational reminder that we have done this before. We have mobilized in common cause across class, race and gender, and entirely retooled our economy in the space of a few short years.
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Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/CPNV8FH