A New Generation Fighting Climate Change – Geoff Dembicki, Journalist

A New Generation Fighting Climate Change – Geoff Dembicki, Journalist

11 Jan 2018
10:00 am - 11:15 am

Gulf Islands Secondary School

There are currently more than 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24, which is the largest young generation in history. This is also the generation most affected by climate change.

Together with the Student Council at the Gulf Islands Secondary School, the Forum is partnering with local youth to present more events that will inspire, engage and empower young people to lead.

The first Forum-Student Council event features Geoff Dembicki, an internationally successful 31-year old climate journalist and author of the new book Are We Screwed? How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change.

Through his journeys to places like the tar sands, Wall Street, and the Paris climate talks, Dembicki has learned that millions of youth want to radically change the world. In fact, youth are now leading the resistance to the politicians and CEOs who are steering our planet towards disaster.

Dembicki is the Bill McKibben of his generation, combining a deep understanding of climate science with a rare ability to explain and motivate people into action rather than despair. His work appears in the New York Times, Vice, Foreign Policy and the Guardian.

Tickets are available at Salt Spring Books or online at Eventbrite. $15 – 2018 Forum Members; $20 – General Public. (Students and low-income residents contact saltspringforum@gmail.com.)

The Forum’s speaker series is proudly presented by Country Grocer.