The Copenhagen Climate Conference

Anthony Ketchum, the founder and leader of ForOurGrandchildren, is going to Copenhagen! Accompanying him will be his son, John Philip. The Copenhagen Climate Conference that runs from December 7-18, 2009 will be remembered as a watershed moment in human history, either because of the strong, decisive action that our world leaders take, or because the … Read more

Selling Our Future

This month’s feature is adapted from Chapter 1, “Selling Our Future,” in Lester R. Brown, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2009), available on-line atwww.earthpolicy.org/index.php?/books/pb4 For more information on Lester R. Brown, please click here. Paul Hawken, author of Blessed Unrest, puts it well: “At present we are stealing … Read more

Important Announcement: October 2009

On Saturday, October 24 from 2pm-4pm, ForOurGrandchildren will be convening at Queen’s Park in Toronto, Ontario to add our voice to the International Day of Climate Action. We are calling for the support and attendance of all grandparents, parents, and everybody else who wishes to join the movement to stop the climate crisis.  Please come … Read more

Entering a New World

This month’s feature is an adapted excerpt from Chapter 1 of Lester R. Brown’s “Entering a New World, Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization”.  The full text is available for free downloading or purchase here.

More information about the highly influential author is available here.

Nearly all of the 80 million people being added to world population each year are born in countries where natural support systems are already deteriorating in the face of excessive population pressure, in the countries least able to support them. In these countries, the risk of state failure is growing.

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Question of the Month: August 2009

Every month, a new question relating to climate change will be posted in this space.  We encourage visitors and members of this site to weigh in and post comments with your position, with the intention of cultivating an engaging debate of the issue. This month’s question is below. This December, the world leaders will meet … Read more

Review of “Hot, Flat and Crowded” by Thomas Friedman

This month we feature Hot, Flat, and Crowded by multi-Pulitzer-winning journalist Thomas Friedman. About the Author Thomas Friedman has been a major voice in the politics of globalization for many   years and in various capacities.  Born in Minneapolis, USA in 1953, his resume includes three Pulitzer prizes – twice for International Reporting (1983, 1988) and … Read more

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