Ian Hanington

Ian Hanington

Expertise: Editing, writing, climate science, teaching, journalism, media relations

Credentials: Co-author with David Suzuki of Just Cool It!: The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do and Everything Under the Sun: Toward a Brighter Future on a Small Blue Planet; former editor of the Georgia Straight

Passion: Spending time in forests

I grew up in a time when you could smoke in taxicabs, buses, restaurants and movie theatres — and you can’t even imagine that now. There is a consciousness shift that comes about once you reach a critical mass. With climate change, we’re not yet at a critical mass of people understanding what it means and demanding that we do something about it.