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Acclaimed climate change speaker to host seminar series at UPEI

David MacDonald to lead discussions on whether earth and humanity can survive the current geological age.
David MacDonald to lead discussions on whether earth and humanity can survive the current geological age.

A former cabinet minister, with a strong background in climate change, will host a series of breakfast seminars at the UPEI Climate Lab.

Since the late 1980s David MacDonald was chairman of the Parliamentary Environment Committee, when climate change was first hitting headlines as a cause for concern.

Over the years, he supported a number of national and international organizations, committed to just and sustainable communities, human rights, and peace.

Dr. Adam Fenech, director of the Climate Research Lab, says MacDonald has a prestigious history of working on the important issues that shape not only P.E.I. and the country of Canada, but also the world.

“His detailed knowledge of the economic, social, and ecological sustainability of Prince Edward Island is unparalleled, and this series allows us all to learn from it,” he said.

The UPEI Climate Research Lab will sponsor the seminar series.

MacDonald will encourage discussions on whether earth and humanity can survive the current geographical age. Topics will branch out from the theme, ‘Now that’s a Really Great Question, Can Mother Earth and her peoples survive and thrive in the Anthropocene?’

UPEI breakfast seminars will be held Tuesday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. from July 4 to August 22 at 618 University Avenue, Charlottetown.

Each seminar will shed light on a different topic.

July 4, 2017
Are Oceans Us? The Climate and Ocean Crisis: How can we end the Global ‘Addiction’ to Fossil Fuels?

July 11, 2017
Is Politics the Art of the Deal? What is indispensable about Politics in our Global Village?

July 18, 2017
How can we create a Habitable, Thriving and Just Future?

July 25, 2017
Who’s Speaking, Who’s Listening, Who Cares? Why is the Medium really the Message?

August 1, 2017
Is Capitalism over? What are Healthy Models for a Caring Economy?

August 8, 2017
Why does our culture depend on Violence? If we love this Planet, can we Live in an age of Mass Destruction?

August 15, 2017
Why Racism? Its Roots and Branches—‘The African Condition’ meets ‘Black Lives Matter.’

August 22, 2017

Is Reconciliation possible? Why do we need to ‘Unsettle the Settler?

To register for an individual seminar contact climate@upei.ca or call 902-894-2852.

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