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Global Warming and what to do about it

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70 Bongard Avenue

Ottawa, ON K2E 7Z9

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Strong scientific evidence shows that global warming is increasing certain types of extreme weather events, including heatwaves, coastal flooding, extreme precipitation events, and more severe droughts.

Join Peter Black and Gerald Oakham to learn about Global Warming and what we can do about it.

In this event, you will learn about:

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 the government

  • Adaptation measures by individuals



About the presenters


Peter Black

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


Gerald Oakham

Gerald 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.


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