Sarika Cullis Suzuki and William Rees discuss various aspects of globalization: how it promotes mobility of populations, how it negatively impacts on local food production, how we have offloaded polluting industries to other countries and how the global economy operates in strange ways. They also offer solutions to the problems it causes: promoting viable agriculture in Canada, implementing food labelling, and reducing air travel.
William Rees is professor and former director of UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning. As an ecological economist, he is best known for inventing "ecological footprint analysis." Dr Rees was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2006 and awarded a prestigious Trudeau Foundation Fellowship in 2007.