Making Global Warming Unacceptable: TALK Vancouver Wednesday March 10, 8am

Three interesting looking talks on how we understand and address the threat of climate change are coming up this Wednesday and Thursday. The highprofile speakers list include Rob Hopkins, who cofounded the Transitions Towns Movement, and Globe and Mail Columnist Jeffrey Simpson (co-author of "Hot Air"). [See below for more speakers] Both talks fall under the umbrella of a larger event called "Making Global Warming Unacceptable: From Perceptions to Social Action" that are being hosted at Vancouver's two main universities.

For people – like me – who aren't in Vancouver, at least some of the talks will also be webcast.

The first two talks are this Wednesday, March 10th:

--Changing perceptions of climate change through community action
March 10, 2010, 8:00am – 12:00pm
[11.30am-3pm East coast time, 4.30pm-8pm UK time, ]

Rob Hopkins (Transition Town Network)
Elke Weber (Prof. of Psychology, Columbia University) Stephen Sheppard (PICS Social Mobilisation
theme-leader and Prof. UBC)
Moderator: John Robinson (Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, UBC)

Liu Centre for Global Issues, Multipurpose
Room, 6476 NW Marine Dr., UBC Campus
Free event open to all –
to register.

Webcast here. [updated link]

-- New ways to communicate climate solutions
March 10, 2010, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Susanne Moser (author of “Creating a Climate for Change”)
Jefrey Simpson (Globe and Mail columnist and co-author “Hot Air”)
Jamie Henn (
James Hoggan (author of “Climate Cover-up”)
Claudia Pahl-Wostl (Prof., Institute of Environmental Systems Research University of Osnabrück)
Moderator: Tom Pedersen, Director, Pacifc
Institute for Climate Solutions

SFU Segal Business Centre, Rm. 1500, 500
Granville St. SFU downtown campus
Free event open to all – no registration required

There is also a research workshop intended for a more specialized audience that will be webcast on Thursday:
--Research Workshop on Prioritizing Research Needs on Social Mobilisation:
8.30am-12.15pm and 12.40pm-4.30pm PST [Effectively 4.30pm-8.15 pm UK time and later, 11.30am-7.30pm East coast


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