The 2017 Toronto Climate film festival starts off with a screening of Before the Flood, an engaging look at the climate crisis. Discussion in support of TransformTO,...Read more
Danforth Mennonite Church, 2174 Danforth Ave., east of Woodbine
Guest speaker: Franz Hartmann, Toronto Environmental Alliance
Last year, our city suffered major damage from two torrential rainstorms. Power was out; trees came down; the total cost: more than $1 billion.
Yet an official City of Toronto study tells us that because of climate change, in 20 years, such extreme downpours will be more than twice as severe.
Such storms could well rupture the Line 9 pipeline through which Enbridge wants to pump toxic tar sands oil.
There is more. The city’s need for air conditioning, the study says, will be almost six times greater.
Hear the facts and join in an open discussion of how we and our city government can meet the challenge of climate change.