Green leader talks climate change

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May is coming to Ladysmith

  • Sep. 13, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Rick StiebelThe Chronicle

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May is coming to Ladysmith for a discussion on the immediate and long-term ramifications of climate change and the related consequences of LNG. Dr. Jeff Lewis, a professor of geography at Vancouver Island University, said he agreed to deliver a keynote presentation after he was approached by organizers because of the impact of the issue.

“It’s a very important topic because the overwhelming burden of evidence is that the climate is changing and humans are the main cause,” Lewis said.

“We want to educate as many people as possible to better support appropriate action and policies to avoid more extreme climate change.”

The Nanaimo-North Cowichan Green Party of B.C. is organizing the event in collaboration with surrounding ridings, said Lia Versaevel financial co-ordinator for the riding.

“We really want to encourage high school and university students to attend because it is an educational event,” she noted. “It’s also a great opportunity to interact with Elizabeth May and Dr. Lewis.”

Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone will host the event, which takes place at the Aggies Hall at 1110 1st Ave. on Saturday Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m., with doors open at 5:30. Admission is by donation.

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