An Evening with Bob McDonald

Friday, October 14, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Streaming on YouTube & Atrium, McNally Robinson - Grant Park, 1120 Grant Avenue

Admission: Free

Join us for an evening with Bob McDonald, host of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks, as he returns to Winnipeg with his new book The Future Is Now: Solving the Climate Crisis with Today’s Technologies (Viking Books). Co-presented by McNally Robinson Booksellers as part of THIN AIR 2022.

The event will be hosted live in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream. Before arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events here at the store.

Is a global pandemic what it took to show us that saving our planet is possible?

In this book, Bob McDonald turns his focus to global energy sources, and shows how the global shutdowns may have been exactly what we needed to show us that a greener future is achievable. This is not another “wake-up call,” and not another plea to heed the climate science. This is an exploration of the incredible technologies that our species can use to get out of the mess we’ve made for ourselves. It is a work of immense optimism, to counteract the sense of doom that hangs over most discussions of the environment.

Green technology is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, and will only continue to skyrocket as current products improve their performance and new products emerge. A new green age is upon us–let this book be your guide to the future.

Bob McDonald has been the host of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks since 1992. He is a regular science commentator on CBC’s News Network and a science correspondent for CBC TV’s The National. His book Measuring the Earth with a Stick was shortlisted for the Canadian Science Writers Association Book Award. He has been honoured with the 2001 Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; the 2002 Sandford Fleming Medal from The Royal Canadian Institute; and the 2005 McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science from the Royal Society of Canada. In November 2011, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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