Communicating about Climate Change

I think of For Our Grandchildren’s mission as to Inform, Motivate, and Mobilize people to take action to combat climate change. It’s most important to talk to people who don’t yet understand that there is a problem and that there is something we can do about it. We frequently fall into the trap of talking … Read more…

Are we too late? Should we give up?

Two contrasting stories came to my attention this morning leaving me wondering how we can get out of this urgent climate mess and once again asking myself if it is worth even trying. The first story presents the opinion that humanity has 5 years to stop using fossil fuels or risk human extinction. The second, … Read more…

Hurricane Harvey and Climate Change

Did climate change cause Hurricane Harvey? That’s not a good question and it can’t be answered satisfactorily. Better to ask “Did climate change make Hurricane Harvey more severe?” The answer to this question is “Yes”.  Here’s the explanation. Water Temperature. Global warming heats the earth’s oceans. The water in the Gulf of Mexico is about … Read more…

Minister McKenna’s response to 4RG’s Letter

On May 6, 2017, 4RG  sent a letter to PM Trudeau suggesting that Canada take the opportunity to use the upcoming renegotiation of NAFTA as an opportunity to strengthen provisions for environmental protection including, of course, climate change concerns. M. Trudeau forwarded it to Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna. Her response she … Read more…

Ottawa Chapter holds first Meeting

A group of interested grandparents met on Tuesday at First United Church Ottawa to discuss the possibility of creating a chapter of For Our Grandchildren in Ottawa. To introduce 4RG we presented this video taken at several events that 4RG has previously previously arranged. Because Guy failed to connect the sound correctly everyone listened very … Read more…