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Jul 29, 2012

A Quirks & Quarks Special 2050 – What if We Get it Right?:

An excellent radio program on the environmental challenges we’ll have to deal with in the next half century. Featuring interviews with…

Dr. Mark Jaccard, a professor of Sustainable Energy and Climate at Simon Fraser University, discussing the path to carbon-free energy and reductions in our greenhouse gas emissions.

Dr. David Tilman, Regents Professor of Ecology at the University of Minnesota, discussing the future of agriculture, and how to feed the world’s growing population sustainably.

Dr. Stephen Sheppard, a professor of Forestry and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia, discussing “human environments” and how we might adjust our urban and rural life in a shift to sustainable living and to cope with the risks of climate change.

Dr. Sally Aitken, a professor of Forest Sciences at the University of British Columbia, discussing terrestrial environments, and how we may need to manage natural ecosystems to help nature adapt to changing conditions.

Dr. Peter Sale, Assistant Director of the Institute for Water, Environment and Health at United Nations University, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Windsor, discussing the future of the world’s oceans, and how we can continue to exploit them sustainably, while preserving ocean ecosystems.

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