Climate Change In The Time of Pandemic

Dr. Mark Maslin is the first presenter in Sustainable Orillia’s series of webinars in October. A professor of climatology at University College London, he has authored 165 papers which appeared in leading science and medical journals. He has appeared in numerous documentaries and was a presenter in David Attenborough’s Climate Change: The Facts.

His areas of scientific expertise include causes of past and future global climate change and its effects on the global carbon cycle, biodiversity, rainforests and human evolution. He also works on monitoring land carbon sinks using remote sensing and ecological models and international and national climate change policies.

This webinar will be of special interest to people who know there is a climate crisis and who want to understand the relationship with COVID 19 and our changing economy; who want up to date information on the climate crisis and who want to be reminded of what we can still do to mitigate climate change and still manage through COVID-19.

You can expect to learn that climate change is the most critical issue facing the world in the 21st century. Many agree we must keep global warming to under 2°C or under 1.5°C if possible. But how can we do this while dealing with the other great challenges of our age: pandemics, poverty, security, population growth, and environmental degradation? Climate change seems too big to deal with, but Mark Maslin shows how we can rebuild the global economy after COVID-19 and save our planet from climate change while still improving everyone’s lives.

Sustainable Orillia has been given permission to re-run his initial webinar appearance 4 times in October.  You can watch on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., Oct. 15 at 3 p.m., Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. You must register to view. There is no charge to participate

This is part of Sustainable Orillia Month. and here are other webinars being made available. Jackie Ramler, of Raymond James Executive Wealth Advisors, will present Green Chip Investing on Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. Topics include learning  how to align your investment portfolio with your values; understanding the concept of supporting sustainable capitalism and how clean portfolios have outperformed the TSX in the past few years.

Kenneth Boko of the Youtube channel The EV Revolution Show is presenting Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. You can learn the advantages of driving an electric vehicle, what the options are to go electric with you r next vehicle purchase and where information for a prospective buyer can be found.

All webinars are available at no cost, and will be available after the initial presentations on the Sustainable Orillia website.


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