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Discussion on local impact of climate change

A group of local scientists and grad students at Trent University actively leveraged the help of the Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC) to create a Series of Public Information Sessions and Town Hall discussions on the subject that affects us all.

How will climate change impact communities locally? What does science at the global scale mean for communities in eastern Ontario? What does climate change mean for local agriculture, forestry, recreation and critical infrastructure? Explore these issues and more at the upcoming Climate Change Town Hall.

Join us on Tuesday, March 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Market Hall in Peterborough for an interactive discussion about climate change and its local impact.

Hosted by Trent University through the Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC), and local partners, this free event is open to all those interested in better understanding the impact of climate change on Peterborough and the Kawarthas Region.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the science of climate change and its impact through an interactive exchange with national and local experts.

The intention behind this event is to begin an informational series and establish a continuous dialogue with the public at large, academics, municipal agencies and NGOs to explore the likely manifestations of climate change in the region and their potential impacts.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Gregory Flato will be the main speaker for this event. Dr. Flato, a member of the Intergovernmental Panel of the Convention of Climate Change (IPCC) oversees the development of Environment Canada’s global and regional earth system models, and their application to historical climate simulation, seasonal to interannual climate prediction, and long-term climate projections.

Please visit http://climateontario.org/wp/climate-change-in-my-backyard-climate-change-impacts-in-peterborough-and-the-kawarthas-region-2/ to register for attendance to this important event.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Raul Ponce-Hernandez (Trent University) at rponce@trentu.ca or Mr. Stewart Dutfield (OCC) info@climateconsortium.ca.

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