Sunshine Coast Elder College

Spring 2019

Climate of Change

What kind of world are we leaving our grandchildren? Recent scientific articles suggest that the Gulf Stream may be slowing down. If this continues, the effect on world climate will be significant. Fertile lands becoming deserts, with consequent mass migration of climate refugees, threatening peace and stable Government. Other signs of the impact of Global Warming are here: unprecedented flooding, storms, wild fires of historical size and intensity in BC and elsewhere. As a recent IPCC report makes clear, all of this is occurring as a result of a 1°C rise in global temperature and we are on a trajectory for 2°C and beyond. Change is afoot around the globe — but Canada lags in its response.

What can we do? Sessions will focus on actions to decarbonize transport and the food system, efficient home heating, wildfires and weather, human migration and global warming, International politics: Rio-Kyoto-Paris. What next?

Each session will end with a half hour of moderated discussion. 

NOTE: The rack card for Spring classes shows an incorrect starting date for this class, the correct date is January 23rd as shown here.

Dates Six Wednesdays, January 23 to February 27
Times 2 pm to 4 pm
Location Capilano University, Sechelt Campus

Jim Pawley and Guest

Course fee $36.75 (GST incl.)