Watching American conservative media demeaning Al Gore and the Nobel Prize is nauseating, but it also reminds me that older people tend to be more conservative and probably more inclined to listen to global warming deniers and loudmouths than younger people. That is why organizations like Toronto's Life Institute are so important.
The Life Institute says learning is forever, and runs classes and lectures for seniors out of Ryerson University in Toronto. Global warming and climate disruption affect seniors dramatically, as the European heatwaves of a couple of years demonstrated; most of the deaths were seniors, often living alone without air conditioning or assistance.
That is why it is so great that Stephen Hazell, executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada, is discussing the global perspective on global warming, and Mayor David Miller is discussing the local vision, at the second annual Shirley Shipman Memorial Lecture in Toronto on Sunday, October 14, details below the fold. Congratulations to the Shipman family for doing this. ::Shipman LectureDate: October 14, 2007
Place: Room LIB 72, Library Building
Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street
Time: 1:30-3:30 PM
Light refreshments will be served following the meeting
LIFE members are encouraged to invite their friends.
Admission is free