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Climate Talk: Closing the Information Gap on Climate Change

  • Lasserre Building (map)

Hey UBC! Come join us on November 30th for our final Climate Talk of 2016, where we will be discussing the information gap that exists in the general public about climate change. This is a key issue that we must address if we want to make progress on climate change policy in the coming years.

We are excited to announce that we will be joined by author and climate scientist Stewart Cohen. Stewart currently works as a Senior Researcher in the Climate Science division of Environment and Climate Change Canada, where he studies the regional impacts of climate change. One of his main areas of interest is in figuring out how to better inform the public of climate change issues. If you want to know more about him, you can check out his book, "Climate Change in the 21st Century".

The talk will begin with a brief presentation from Stewart regarding his research on the impacts of climate change. After his presentation, we will open up the discussion to talk about how this scientific information can be best conveyed to voters and policy makers.

This talk is open to all UBC students and community members. No prior knowledge is necessary, but we will be posting relevant information ahead of time to give some background information on the issue. We will also be providing fair trade coffee and cookies for all attendees, so be sure to come out, learn, and share your thoughts on this important issue!

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