Chris Turner – How to be a Climate Optimist

A co-presentation with Bow Valley Climate Action

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Thursday, Jan. 12

7:30 p.m.

$15 / members $12.75

After 20 years on the climate solutions beat worldwide, reporting on the newest strategies to lower emissions and following the scientists and policymakers working to make a better world, Calgary-based writer Chris Turner has earned his climate optimism.

In his new book, How to Be a Climate Optimist: Blueprints for a Better World, Turner draws on the full breadth of his extensive reporting to paint a vivid portrait of a global energy transition already tackling the climate crisis and pointing the way to a brighter future.


Chris Turner

Chris Turner is an award-winning author and one of Canada’s leading voices on climate change solutions and the global energy transition. His sixth book, The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands, won the 2018 National Business Book Award. He is also a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction (The Geography of Hope). His feature writing has appeared in The Walrus, The New Yorker, and The Guardian, among other publications, and has earned nine National Magazine Awards. He lives in Calgary with his wife, the author Ashley Bristowe, and their two children.

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