National Climate Assessment and Canada in a Changing Climate

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 6:30pm

Runnymede Public Library, 2178 Bloor St.W

On May 6, 2014, the U.S. released its 3rd National Climate Assessment, a report detailing the impacts of climate change on the U.S. and its national economy. Media covered this broadly in the U.S. and the President addressed the nation. The front page of the Toronto Star declared the “real and present danger”.  Authors of the NCA have taken great care to assure the language is as accessible as possible, and that resources are similarly accessible on their site http://nca2014.globalchange.gov    A 2-hour press conference, with a high-powered panel, launched the report. http://www.c-span.org/video/?319224-2/white-house-unveils-climate-assess...

Little is it known that in June 2014, Natural Resources Canada released Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on Impacts and Adaptations. http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/environment/resources/publications/impacts-adapta... No fanfare. No public statement by any Minister. Particularly conspicuous by her silence was Minister of Envt Leona Aglukkaq. Where is our two-hour press conference, our statement by the Prime Minister that acknowledges the clear and present danger? Where is the accessible language, and the resources?  
Canadians deserve better than this.

Join Green 13 to view and discuss the first hour of the 2-hour press conference which launched the report. Following this screening we will discuss the report quietly released in June 2014, and examine the role of this government.

Free admission