The effects of climate change can be overwhelming with extreme weather events such as flooding and drought (both experienced locally in the last several years), markedly warmer winters, and declines in wildlife populations such as monarch butterflies – a decline with clear links to climate change. The natural world is no longer that of our childhood.
People often experience a range of emotions over these changes, including sorrow, anger, and helplessness. Indeed, the feelings are widespread enough that the American Psychological Association has just published a major report on the mental effects of climate change: Mental Health and Our Changing Climate. CBC Radio also discussed this issue on The Current on April 6.
To give people in Peterborough the opportunity to share these concerns and to find reasons for hope, For Our Grandchildren and Leap Peterborough are co-sponsoring a discussion on Tuesday May 9th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Trinity Church Hall, 360 Reid Street, entrance off Simcoe St. between Reid and Rubidge.
All are welcome.
Please visit the event on Facebook and invite your friends.