Join us at THEMUSEUM for our weekly 55 & Better Programming at 1:30 pm. Programming is included with free admission on Thursdays for those ages 55+, and we will have a pop-up café with FREE treats provided by Chartwell Retirement Residences each week.
The climate crisis is one of the most pressing threats of our time and it will define the lives of the next generations. This talk explores the emergency and what the global community must do to bring down greenhouse gas emissions, dramatically and immediately. But it also describes the development of exciting new social movements and actions from governments and other key actors in our world that light a pathway toward a climate-safe future. We will end by discussing how the crisis and its solutions are manifesting themselves here in Waterloo Region — and what citizens can do to get involved in the movement for change.
Dr. Angela V. Carter is an associate professor of political science at the University of Waterloo and a fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her research has focused on environmental policy and politics surrounding oil extraction in Canada’s major oil-producing provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland & Labrador). She has analyzed how environmental policy is developed and contested, emphasizing tensions between environmental/community impacts and economic imperatives. Carter is now extending this work in an international comparative project on supply-side climate policy, focused on political conditions necessary to wind down fossil fuel extraction in developed-world states. She is particularly intrigued by the rise of “keep it in the ground” movements and legislation.