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Jan 22 event explores how climate change is reshaping the future

News media often focus on the scary consequences of a warming climate and the inability of politicians to avert them. But what of the countless other ways, some of them even positive, that climate change is transforming our culture?

Will we soon live in a world bursting with human potential, and the technology that liberates it? Or one defined by hard limits to growth, and the rural ideals of earlier generations? Each response provides glimpses into an uncertain future.

But uncertain is not the same as unforeseeable. And so on the evening of Wednesday January 22, The Tyee Solutions Society is partnering with the Stonehouse Institute to explore “How Climate Change is Reshaping Our Future.”

The event features four of Vancouver’s leading thinkers on environmental change, who will provide unique and ambitious visions, grounded in their own professional experience, of a world undergoing rapid change. They include:

Keith Gillard from Pangaea Ventures, on the future of clean technology;

Christie Stephenson from NEI Investments, on the future of corporate sustainability;

Jim Hoggan, the public relations leader, on the future of political discourse;

Carleen Thomas, manager of intergovernmental affairs for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation's Sacred Trust initiative, on people's future relationship to nature.

Moderators include Tyee climate and energy reporter Geoff Dembicki, and Ashley Arden, executive director of the Stonehouse Institute.

The free event takes place Jan. 22 at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Theatre in SFU Woodwards from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Further details can be found here.

There's no charge to attend but tickets can be had early by clicking here.

The Stonehouse Institute, a non-profit, aims through events like this “to lift thinking out of the trenches and explore unusual partnerships that bridge companies and community groups, scholars and bureaucrats.”

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