2021 Southam Lecture: “Energy Dead-Ends: Green Lies, Climate Change and Chaotic Transitions”

Categories: Big picture
Published on: December 1, 2021

University of Victoria, Dept. of Writing / Andrew Nikiforuk / 17 November 2021

This is an insightful summary of the human predicament by Andrew Nikiforuk coincidentally presented at the time of BC’s initial flooding two weeks ago.

An award-winning author, journalist and contributing editor for The Tyee, Nikiforuk has written about the use — and abuse — of natural resources and wild landscapes in Canada for more than 30 years. His work — which has appeared in the nation’s leading publications — has earned numerous awards, including a Governor General’s Award for Nonfiction, the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award, and seven National Magazine Awards.

Although we hear almost nothing about it, the City of Brockville is currently updating its latest Official Plan, the one approved in 2012. The provincial government has mandated that municipal updates focus primarily on growth through the next 25 years.