Why We Don’t Engage With Climate Change

This week, I’d like to provide a breakdown of the comments people submitted to me via Facebook and email to my question: “Why isn’t there more engagement with climate change?” I was delighted by the number of responses — at last count, more than 80 — and by their eloquence and perceptiveness. This strongly suggests … Read more

Drew Monkman presents to Kawartha Field Naturalists

In February, 2021, Drew Monkman, calling on his many years as a careful observer of natural phenomena, gave a presentation on the local impacts of Climate Change in the Kawartha Lakes district. You can replay his presentation by clicking on the picture on the right. You will be prompted to enter your first name and … Read more

Climate solutions: A hopeful primer

Last week I looked at the scientific facts about the climate crisis – a problem that will prove to be far worse than the pandemic. This week I’d like to turn to the solutions. Here’s the challenge: According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in order to avoid catastrophic impacts, warming must be limited … Read more

We must know the facts

“It’s getting the facts straight that gets us to act and not to wait. So, I tell you this not to scare you, But to prepare you, to dare you To dream a different reality.” – Amanda Gorman, U.S. National Youth Poet Laureate, from “Earthrise: A Poem About Climate Change” If you read no further, … Read more

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