The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science presents
DARK DAYS AT NOON: THE FUTURE OF FIRE
An Evening with Edward Stuzik
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
7 p.m. | Kelowna Community Theatre (1375 Water Street, Kelowna BC
Edward Struzik is an award-winning writer, photographer, educator and fellow at Queen’s University Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy.
Throughout his career, Mr. Struzik has been a leading force in environmental advocacy; writing on many science and environmental issues, such as wildfire and its impact on air and water quality, and how communities can live with fires that are burning bigger, more often and increasingly putting people in harm’s way.
His writings have appeared in various publications including Scientific American and Canadian Geographic. His photographs have been featured in books and magazines, and in exhibitions curated by organizations such as the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. He was recently featured in National Geographic’s documentary “The Last Ice.”
He is a regular contributor to Yale Environment 360, an international e-magazine published by Yale School of the Environment,and is currently a member of the New York Times’ ‘Bog Squad’ — a group of scientists, researchers and experts who answer readers’ questions about the role that bogs, fens and other peat-accumulating wetlands play in climate change and biodiversity.
In his latest book, Dark Days at Noon: The Future of Fire, Mr. Struzik discusses fire as part of the natural landscape, exploring its history, and modern society’s misguided response to it.
On March 22, join Mr. Struzik for a thought-provoking look at how environmental racism, aggressive firefighting strategies and political indifference has left North America vulnerable to future fires.
To register and for more information, visit: speakers.ok.ubc.ca