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Climate Change Consultation
March 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Climate change consultation
Climate change in Ontario
Extreme weather events like tornados, floods and droughts are just one aspect of a changing climate and scientists tell us that extreme weather is now part of the new normal.
In Ontario, we have already felt some of these effects in the form of ice storms, severe flooding and millions of dollars in damage to our infrastructure. These losses demonstrate that the cost of doing nothing is high.
Around the world, individuals and governments are coming to terms with the solutions to adapt to the changing climate while reducing greenhouse gas emissions to counter the damage to our atmosphere caused by burning fossil fuels.
Many of the features of a low-carbon economy are already taking place in Ontario today, including:
- coal-free electricity generation
- transit electrification
- electric and hybrid vehicles
- emission-free renewable energy
But if we continue to rely on traditional fossil fuels and carbon-based energy, we risk impacts to our environment that we will not be able to recover from in our lifetime.
Our province’s greatest strength is our people, and we want to hear from you as we work towards a healthy, prosperous province recognised as a world leader in climate change solutions.
We ask that you join the discussion and let us know what you think about the best path forward for adapting to climate change in your community and reducing carbon emissions.
We will consider all of the feedback we receive and incorporate those ideas into a strategy that will help us adapt to climate change as we continue to transform to a low-carbon economy.
Join us for a discussion on March 18th in Guelph.
University of Guelph Arboretum
College Avenue East
6pm to 8pm