TALL Lecture Series: A ‘Good War’--Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency
Starting Wednesday, November 3, our fall/winter TALL Thunder Bay series explore the dilemma of Climate ACTION: What/Now? Five Canadian experts will join us to discuss what climate action is and what we can do as a society in the face of a climate crisis.
Time: 9:30 am to 11:15 am
Price: $59 (plus HST)
Wednesday, Nov. 10
Many feel lost as they try to think of ways to align politics and economy with what the science says must be done to address the climate crisis. What if we were to look to the past for lessons on how to face an existential threat? This lecture will explore how Canada’s wartime experiences provide an inspirational reminder that we have done this before. We have mobilized in common cause across class, race, and gender, and entirely retooled our economy in the space of a few short years. Can we do it again, to join forces nationally and globally to fight climate change and address the existential threat – the climate emergency – facing us today?
Seth Klein is the Team Lead and Director of Strategy with the Climate Emergency Unit, a project of the David Suzuki Institute. Prior to that, he served for 22 years as the founding director of the British Columbia office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), Canada’s foremost social justice think tank. A columnist with the National Observer and adjunct professor at Simon Fraser, Seth recently authored A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency (2020).