November 20, 2017 Crunch time for climate

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Global temperature rise, extreme weather events, and rising sea levels are unequivocal evidence that climate change is real. The great evolutionary advantage the human species have is foresight — the ability to look ahead and deliberately choose a path to minimize danger and exploit opportunities. Today, scientists and supercomputers provide us with an enhanced ability to look ahead, but the economy and politics subvert foresight. On the heels of the United States' withdrawal from the Paris accord, it's crunch time for taking action against global climate change. David Suzuki, award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster, brings his expert viewpoint to ChangSchoolTalks

Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and UNEP's Global 500. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 29 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the CBC science and natural history television series The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It's a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. In 1990 he co-founded with Dr. Tara Cullis, The David Suzuki Foundation to “collaborate with Canadians from all walks of life including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work.” His written work includes more than 55 books, 19 of them for children. Dr. Suzuki lives with his wife and family in Vancouver, B.C.