UPEI Cli­mate Lab host­ing sum­mer sem­i­nars

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

Can the Earth and hu­man­ity sur­vive the cur­rent ge­o­log­i­cal age?

That topic will be dis­cussed to­day as UPEI’s Cli­mate Lab hosts a break­fast sem­i­nar with David MacDonald.

The sem­i­nar will dis­cuss the ques­tion, “Are Oceans Us? The Cli­mate/Ocean Cri­sis: How can we end the Global ‘Ad­dic­tion’ to Fos­sil Fu­els,” and runs from 8-10 a.m. at 618 Univer­sity Ave. in Charlottetown.

MacDonald grew up in P.E.I., and holds sev­eral hon­orary de­grees in law and di­vin­ity.

He was or­dained as a United Church min­is­ter in 1961, serv­ing as pas­tor of the United Church in Al­ber­ton from 1962 to 1965.

He has most re­cently served as spe­cial ad­vi­sor on cli­mate and ocean change for the United Church of Canada.

“David MacDonald has a pres­ti­gious his­tory of work­ing on the im­por­tant is­sues that shape not only Prince Ed­ward Is­land and the coun­try of Canada, but also the world,” said Adam Fenech, direc­tor of the cli­mate re­search unit at UPEI.

“His de­tailed knowl­edge of the eco­nomic, so­cial, and eco­log­i­cal

sus­tain­abil­ity of Prince Ed­ward Is­land is un­par­al­leled, and this series al­lows us all to learn from it.”

The UPEI break­fast sem­i­nars will be held Tues­day morn­ings from July 4 to Aug. 22.

Reg­is­ter for in­di­vid­ual sem­i­nars by con­tact­ing cli­mate@upei.ca or 902-8942852.

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