Science’s luminaries in ecology gather to demonstrate how environmental policies based on sound, cutting-edge science can minimize the long-term damage to the environment. The series begins with a keynote session from internationally acclaimed scientist and media commentator Dr. John Smol, OC, PhD, FRSC, Herzberg gold medalist, and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change.The sessions will culminate in a panel discussion in the afternoon. Read more »
In the past century, humanity has undergone an explosive change in numbers, science, technology, consumption and economics, that have endowed us with the power to alter the biological, physical and chemical properties of the planet. It is undeniable that the atmosphere and climate are altered; air, water and soil are fouled with toxic pollutants; oceans are depleted; forests are being cleared; and species are disappearing. Now that most people live in large cities, our relationship with nature is less obvious. Humanity needs to rediscover humility and our place in the world so that we and the rest of life can continue to flourish.
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