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Visiting climate scientists talk travel and the North | Invuik E3

Season 6, Ep. 3

Inuvik is a northern gathering point for climate scientists. Two of them share their perspectives on, travel, the changing climate, and communicating with the public.


With thanks to the Town of Inuvik for sponsoring this season.

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    28:54
    Tourism in Revelstoke, BC is booming. As the community plans for a thriving future, what challenges lie ahead for residents and the tourism industry? Destination Canada’s CEO, Marsha Walden, shares her organization’s perspective on the potential for tourism to impact people and places for the better – if we find our “true north.” Our hosts are Robyn Goldsmith, Destination & Sustainability Manager at Tourism Revelstoke, and Rodney Payne, CEO at Destination Think.
  • 2. What happens to growing ski towns? – Revelstoke E2

    30:30
    Revelstoke is a unique place, but its tourism challenges are not. What can the BC city learn from popular ski destinations like Vail, Aspen, and others where tourism has already grown for decades? We speak with Cathy Ritter, formerly the CEO of the Colorado Tourism Office, to find out.  Our hosts are Robyn Goldsmith, Destination & Sustainability Manager at Tourism Revelstoke, and Rodney Payne, CEO at Destination Think.
  • 3. Is tourism making life better for locals? We ask residents – Revelstoke E3

    40:43
    These two residents know what makes Revelstoke tick. We interview Rosetta Bernava, a long-time early childhood educator at Red Wagon Preschool, who tells us how the city has changed during her career and what tourism’s impact has been. Taha Attiah, Community Development Coordinator at the City of Revelstoke, describes tourism’s effect on affordability and housing, which are among the community’s most critical issues today. Our hosts are Robyn Goldsmith, Destination & Sustainability Manager at Tourism Revelstoke, and Rodney Payne, CEO at Destination Think.
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    25:56
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    30:51
    The climate crisis brings increasing risks to communities, but few people grasp the scale of the changes we’re living through. Journalist and climate futurist Alex Steffen is one of them. He talks to us about the “snap forward”, decarbonisation, the carbon bubble, ruggedization, best- and worst-case scenarios, and today’s opportunities for the places courageous enough to move first.Our hosts are Robyn Goldsmith, Destination & Sustainability Manager at Tourism Revelstoke, and Rodney Payne, CEO at Destination Think.
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    36:30
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    31:02
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