2022 Festival
October 17–23

73: The Future is Now, with Bob McDonald

73: The Future is Now, with Bob McDonald

Beloved CBC Quirks and Quarks host Bob McDonald posits the question we’re all asking: Is it really possible to save our world amidst the climate crisis? And did it really take a pandemic to tell us that we can work together on global challenges? In a fascinating and optimistic conversation, McDonald explores some of the incredible technologies we can use to get out of this mess we’re in. Covering everything from alternative energy sources—such as space-based solar power satellites with giant mirrors, to cars without smog emitting tailpipes this riveting presenter will usher in a vision of a new green age.

Event Participants:

Bob McDonald

BOB MCDONALD is the author of The Future is Now. He has been the host of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks since 1992, and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. His book Measuring the Earth with a Stick was shortlisted for the Canadian Science Writers Association Book Award. (BRITISH COLUMBIA)