Jeffrey Simpson has been the Globe and Mail's national columnist since 1984 and is a nationally recognized figure and an Officer of the Order of Canada. A former Governor General's Award--winner, he is the author most recently of The Friendly Dictatorship.
Mark Jaccard is a professor at SFU's School of Resource and Environmental Management and an internationally respected authority on climate change. His academic publications have won him the Best Policy Book Award and the Donner Prize. As the leading Canadian authority on climate change, he is the sixth most frequently interviewed professor in the country, and Roy MacGregor has called him "Canada's best mind on the environment." Nic Rivers is a researcher and writer at SFU who assisted with research, and with the fifteen maps and graphs that help explain the book's message.