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Climate change is here to stay

Posted by Hannah / November 30, 2005

The old saying goes, if you can't beat them join them. Seeing as we've done such a good job of raising carbon dioxide levels to unfixable levels, scienitist and government wonks are telling us we might as well adapt, and live with climate change.

As international delegates meet at the UN conference on climate change this week to debate, ratify and veto various measures to mitigate climate change, the locals (that is you and I) are being offered a vast array of (generally) free events to learn more about the future of our warmer world and our place in it.

Here's a sampling of some of the events.

Thursday, December 1
Science for Solutions
Leading scientists discuss climate change and Canada, including regional climate change, extreme weather, predicting future climate change and Arctic climate change.
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Salle Mousseau, Complexe Guy-Favreau.

Health
Extreme temperatures, new disease, food and water scarcity...what's the risk and who will be affected?
1:00 p.m. - 7 p.m. Salle Mousseau, Complexe Guy-Favreau.

Friday, December 2
Living with Climate Change: Sharing Adaptation Experiences
Four panels, about two hours apiece, presenting interantional and first nations' views on a variety of climate change related issues. There is no registration fee, seating is limited to 250 on a first-come, first-served basis.
10:00 a.m. WELCOME and FOOD SECURITY
12:00 p.m. WATER RESOURCES
1:40 p.m. Lunch
2:40 p.m. COASTAL ZONES
4:20 p.m. COMMUNITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE

Tuesday, December 6
Arctic Day - Perspectives from the Pole
Stroll through the rooms at the conference centre of Complexe Guy-Favreau to learn about how climate change affects people, communities and ecosystems in the Canadian and circumpolar North. See live performances, presentations and sample traditional (country) Arctic food.

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