Join UBC Journalism’s Visiting Journalist in Forestry Issues, Ethan Lou, for a public talk on Monday, March 11 at noon.
As wildfires worsen due to climate change, the great impact they have on the economy is coming into sharper focus. Meanwhile, with worse fires, more money is spent on fighting them, with less available for prevention. Having reported on the Alberta and B.C. wildfires and its economic impact on the provinces, Lou lays out the case for an upward spiral toward ever-increasing wildfire costs.
Ethan Lou is a writer based in Calgary, Alberta. His work appears in newspapers such as the Toronto Star and the Washington Post and magazines such as Maclean’s, The Walrus and Maisonneuve. He was previously a journalist with Reuters. An early investor in Bitcoin, he is also senior partner at the cryptocurrency firm Ocuis.
Students, alumni, faculty members, staff, and community members are all welcome to join in this event hosted by the UBC School of Journalism in Room 104 of the Sing Tao Building at 6388 Crescent Road.
Light refreshments will be provided.
This event is free. Please RSVP.