Burlington’s Botanical Gardens set to host climate change talk


Published September 8, 2021 at 4:14 pm

Royal Botanical Gardens

The Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) in Burlington is set to host a virtual presentation focused on a current hot topic – climate change.

The event, which has been titled ‘Climate Change in Canada: The Necessary Link Between Science and Societal Action’, will be hosted by Grant Linney who trained under former US Vice President Al Gore as well as RBG’s own head of education Barb Mckean.

Grant Linney Burlington Climate Change Presentation
Grant Linney

According to the event’s description, the presentation, ‘explores the great astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s assertion that, once science settles on what he refers to as “an emergent truth”, we must then turn to the field of political action to bring about needed system-wide change.’
The description also quotes former vice-president Al Gore who said “it’s more important to change laws than light bulbs,” and notes that, ‘Without taking a partisan stance, this talk will address some of the urgent changes we need to bring about by 2030 in order to avoid climate catastrophe.’

The presentation will take place on Sept. 9 and will run from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm. The event is free but registration is required.

More information can be found at rbg.ca.

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