Photo contributed Author, futurist and climate change expert, Guy Dauncey will speak about his new book, Journey to the Future, a novel about a bright, positive ecotopian future where climate change is being addressed, the solar revolution has happened and a green economy is underway, at First United Church on April 26.

Book reflects hope for planet

Author will speak about climate change, housing, co-operative economy

On tour to promote his new book, Journey to the Future, author, futurist and climate change expert, Guy Dauncey will stop in Salmon Arm on Wednesday, April 26.

The novel is about a bright, positive ecotopian future where climate change is being addressed, the solar revolution has happened and a green economy is underway.

Dauncey will take the audience on a tour of the progress being made to tackle climate change and the housing crisis, as well as provide a vision of a new, co-operative economy.

After one of Dauncey’s presentations, a viewer wrote, “Guy not only shows what is possible, he motivates you to become the change you want to see.”

Given recent pipeline approvals in Canada and the new climate change denying administration south of the border, it is easy to lose hope. That is why Dauncey’s presentation and book is important, as he shows a better future is possible.

Dauncey is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, founder of the BC Sustainable Energy Association, an honorary member of the Planning Institute of BC, a fellow of the Findhorn Foundation, and the author or co-author of 10 books. He lives on Vancouver Island.

According to UBC professor and author, David R. Boyd, Journey to the Future is, “an imaginative tour de force, blending science, philosophy and fiction into a delightful story about how we can and must change the world.”

And the rave reviews do not end there.

“Guy Dauncey’s brilliant book shows there are solutions to the climate crisis that offer a future rich in opportunity and joy. All we need is to make a commitment to act,” says David Suzuki.

And Elizabeth May wrote, “In making our way from where we are to where we need to be, advice from the future would be helpful. A dystopian future world might warn us what to avoid. A more utopian society could give us hope. Somewhere between the two, from future conflicts, revolution and war to a sustainable society is where Guy Dauncey charts us in his novel Journey to the Future. It is at one and the same time a great yarn and a call to action.”

Dauncey’s presentation is sponsored by the Wetlands Alliance (WA:TER), KAIROS Salmon Arm, and the Shuswap Environmental Action Society. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 in the hall at First United Church on Okanagan Avenue. For more information, contact 250-833-5773.