Never Too Late… Is It?

Geoff Dembicki, Chris Turner

Never Too Late… Is It?

Moderator: John Vaillant

Event Number: 2
Tickets: $17.00

$9.50 for student groups

Never Too Late… Is It?

Geoff Dembicki, Chris Turner

Tuesday, October 17
10:00am - 11:30am
Granville Island Stage

1585 Johnston St.

Today’s young people may be the first generation to experience the doomsday impacts of climate change, and the last to be able to do something about them. Geoff Dembicki, a sustainability writer, travelled to Silicon Valley, Canada’s tar sands, Washington, Wall Street and the Paris climate talks to find out if millennials should hope or despair. Chris Turner, one of Canada’s leading speakers on sustainability, takes us onto the streets of Fort McMurray, and shows the myriad ways the oil sands impact our lives, for both good and bad. Young people can play an even more crucial role in shaping the planet’s health after paying attention to these two informed and passionate writers.

Suitable for Grades 8-12 and Adults.

Event Participants:

Geoff Dembicki

British Columbia

Geoff Dembicki has contributed to the New York Times, Foreign policy, Vice, the Guardian, the Toronto Star, and the Tyee. He is the author of the recently published, Are We Screwed? How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change, which won the 2017 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Award. He’s received media fellowships from the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the New York-based Solutions Journalism Network. Geoff lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was born in 1986.


Chris Turner


Chris Turner is one of Canada’s leading writers and speakers on sustainability and the global cleantech industry. He is the author of the bestseller The Geography of Hope, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award and the National Business Book Award. His feature writing has earned nine National Magazine Awards. He has given keynote addresses and lectures at university campuses, literary festivals and major professional and industrial conferences nationwide. The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands is Turner’s analysis of the importance and history of the oil sands.