Journalist, author, and speaker Gwynne Dyer lectures on climate change — the biggest crisis human beings have ever faced — and a possible way through it.
When you talk to the people at the sharp end of the climate business, there is an air of suppressed panic in many of the conversations. We are not going to get through this without taking a lot of casualties, if we get through it at all.
Every country in the world has pledged never to allow the rise in the average global temperature to exceed two degrees Celsius, but we are probably going to pass right through the two-degree limit. 450 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will give us +2C, and we are already at 400 ppm.
Places to go nearby approx. 15 minutes away
Rustic, French-inspired cuisine, house-made charcuterie, and fresh-baked pastries. Brunch on the weekends.More info
The Smallflower Cake & Bakeshop
Gastown cafe offers up bread, sweets, soup, sandwiches, and salads.More info
Tuc Craft Kitchen
Comfort food like shepherd's pie in an unpretentious, neighbourhood atmosphere.More info
The Charles Bar
Sleek neighbourhood pub serves bites like rock-crab corn dogs.More info
Bakery serves up over 20 types of bread alongside cakes, cookies, and galettes.More info
Cozy yet sophisticated coffeehouse in Gastown.More info