Edward Struzik

Edward Struzik

Edward Struzik has been writing about scientific and environmental issues for more than 30 years. A fellow at the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, his numerous accolades include the prestigious Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy and the Sir Sandford Fleming Medal, awarded for outstanding contributions to the understanding of science. In 1996 he was awarded the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship and spent a year at Harvard and MIT researching environment, evolutionary biology, and politics with E.O. Wilson, Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin. His 2015 book, Future Arctic, focuses on the effects of climate change in the Canadian Arctic and the impacts they will have on rest of the world. His other books include Arctic Icons, The Big Thaw, and Northwest Passage.is His  He is an active speaker and lecturer, and his work as a regular contributor to Yale Environment 360 covers topics such as the effects of climate change and fossil fuel extraction on northern ecosystems and their inhabitants. He is on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, a citizens’ organization dedicated to the long-term environmental and social well-being of northern Canada and its peoples. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

Firestorm: Book Reading and Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 5:00pm MDT
University of Alberta
Agriculture-Forestry Centre Atrium
Edmonton, AB T6G 2P5
Canada

Plan to attend the upcoming book reading and panel discussion that will discuss a clear-eyed look at the challenges we face in an age of megafires.

On Oct 24 at 5 p.m., journalist and explorer Ed Struzik will lead a public panel...

Plan to attend the upcoming book reading and panel discussion that will discuss a clear-eyed look at the challenges we face in an age of megafires.

On Oct 24 at 5 p.m., journalist and explorer Ed Struzik will lead a public panel discussion on the topics that are highlighted in his new book, Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future. The author will also provide a reading from his book.

The book profiles the research of many University of Alberta scientists, research associates and graduate students such as Mike Flannigan, Uldis Silins, Scott Nielsen, Marc Andre Parisien, Ellen Whitman, Elly Knight and more.

Dr. Thomas Zimmerman, President, International Association of Wildland Fire, describes the book as “powerful and thought-provoking.” Rachel Carson Medal winner Andrew Nikiforuk sees it as a “crackling good read." Biologist David George Haskell, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, calls it a “fascinating and much needed account of a new, fiercer era of forest fire. Struzik is a sure guide as we set out on an uncertain path through the smoky woods and beyond.”

The event is in the Ag-For Atrium on North Campus of the University of Alberta. This is a public, free event.