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School of the Environment: Action is the Antidote to Despair: Fossil Fuels, Climate change and the Struggle for Hope
August 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Every day new horrifying data is released on the impacts of climate change and we are flooded with images of climate disaster – floods, droughts, fires and this year even swarms of locusts in the horn of Africa. Despite the data and our elected officials declaring a climate emergency, new fossil fuel projects like LNG Canada, oilsands expansion and the Trans Mountain pipeline are being pushed forward. Using examples from her own journey over the past 30 years in running environmental campaigns Tzeporah Berman will explore this ‘great disconnect’, propose some new bold solutions and discuss how we can all can engage to ensure a safer, cleaner future and make sense of this historic moment for change.
About Tzeporah Berman
Tzeporah Berman, BA, MES LLD (honoris causa) is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at York University, the International Program Director at Stand.Earth, The Co-founder of the Global Gas and Oil Network and the Chair of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. She lives on Canada’s west coast with her husband and two boys and is known for her award winning apple pie.