Climate change has become the burning issue of our time as global
warming increasingly threatens sustainable life on the planet.
Rising global temperatures have been linked to unprecedented
dependence on fossil fuel extraction and consumption, reliance on
corporate industrial agriculture, and ideological embrace of
endless economic growth for the sake of expanding profits. In light
of the upcoming UN Climate Summit in Paris, this forum will
explore some of the root causes and driving mechanisms of climate
change, learn from communities devastatingly impacted by it, and
probe future prospects for radical and necessary change in order to
avert global disaster.
Harjap Grewal (Council of Canadians, NOII) – driving forces of climate change: consolidation of corporate power through international trade deals
Chaya Go (UBC grad student; relief worker after super typhoon Haiyan) – community impact of climate change: experiences of disaster from the global south
Brad Hornick (active with Climate Convergence) – climate science, socio-economic roots of the climate crisis, radicalization of activism, and what to expect in Paris
Wheel-chair accessible; childcare available; coffee, tea and snacks provided
Hosted by Streams of Justice