Climate Reality

Science for Peace and The Centre for Global Change Science at the University of Toronto welcomed the world’s foremost climate scientist and author of Storms of My Grandchildren, Dr. James Hansen, for 2 days of engagements, meetings with students and political lobbying, Wednesday, Sept. 15th and Thursday Sept. 16 2010 in Toronto.

Joining Dr. Hansen at his main public speaking event, Wednesday, Sept. 15th were: the author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism Naomi Klein; Indigenous Environmental Network’s Tar Sands Campaigner, Clayton Thomas-Muller; and moderator Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux (U of T Aboriginal Studies and Social Work).

Climate Reality event on TVO

Aired on December 4, 2010, Dr. James Hansen’s lecture on Human-Made Climate Change: A Moral, Political, and Legal Issue

Aired on December 5, 2010, a panel discussion by Hansen, Naomi Klein and Thomas Clayton-Muller on Climate Reality

Public talks

Wednesday, September 15 at the McMillan Theatre (capacity: 800), Edward Johnson Bldg (North), 80 Queen’s Park, Toronto

5:30pm – 6:30pm Science presentation by Dr. James Hansen
6:30pm – 7:00pm Intermission
7:00pm to 8:45pm Climate Reality: A Conversation with Dr. James Hansen, Naomi Klein & Clayton Thomas-Muller, moderated by Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux.

About Dr. Hansen:

Dr. James Hansen is one of the world’s foremost climate scientists. In his scientific work, Dr. Hansen has proven to be consistently accurate in his predictions. He has long been recognized as an authority on climate science and has been asked to give briefings to every U.S. administration since that of President George H.W. Bush. Recently Dr. Hansen testified to the U.S. Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, to the Committee on Ways and Means, and to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (U.S. House of Representatives). Overseas, he most recently spoke to the Club of Rome, at the United Nations University in Tokyo and to the French National Assembly.

Dr. Hansen will be able to discuss the most recent scientific findings about climate change, about what can be accurately predicted and about areas of uncertainty, and about the reasoning behind his own recommendations of a complete phase-out of coal. You will find in him an accessible and humane man, deeply concerned about the welfare of future generations.

Organized by:
The Centre for Global Change Science
Science for Peace

Endorsed by:
Canadian Youth Climate Coalition
Council of Canadians
David Suzuki Foundation
Indigenous Environmental Network
OPIRG, University of Toronto
Oxfam Canada
Toronto Bolivia Solidarity
Toronto Climate Campaign
Toronto Haiti Action Committee