Global Warming - What to do about it

Tuesday, 8 October, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. 

Stonehaven Apartments

Join us for a timely discussion with two experts who will share with us the important findings from their professional research 


As a parent and grandparent, I have serious concerns about the kind of world I am leaving to my children, my grandchildren and to their children. My wish for them is that they have the same opportunities that we have had. This will take action on the part of each of us. I do not think it is enough to plant a tree or turn a light off. The problem we face is a global problem that can only be handled by policies and regulations at all levels of our governments, City, Provincial and Federal.

"Letter to Canadians" - F Gerald Oakham Professor Emeritus Carleton University,  

The Presenters

Peter Black is a former Assistant Director of Policy Analysis in the federal Office of Energy Efficiency delivering programs to mitigate global warming. 

Gerald Oakham is a Distinguished Research Professor in Science at Carleton University. He is looking at the science behind global warming and the actions that can be taken to reduce the impact of climate change and adapt to the changes that will occur.

The Presentation

Global Warming - The Problem

  • What and who is causing it?
  • What harm has global warming caused already?
  • What harm would 1.5 degree and 2 degree warming cause?

Responses to Global Warming - Mitigation

  • Government Action
    - International
    - Canadian government
    - What has been achieved ?
  • Personal Action
    - Reduce personal carbon footprint
    - Influence organizations
    - Engage in civic action
    - Engage in political action - pressure/elect effective governments
Responses to Global Warming - Adaptation
  • Adaptation measures by government
  • Adaptation measures by individuals


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