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SOME LIKE IT COLD Book Launch & Discussion with Dr. Robert Paehlke at the Sustainability Institute

Some Like It Cold plunges headlong into the political conundrum of Canada’s climate change debate.

Focusing on the past responses of both Liberal and Conservative governments to the looming crisis — ranging from negligence to complicity and connivance — Paehlke illuminates the issues surrounding compliance with global regulations such as Kyoto, including the dilemma of tar sands development. But he also lays out crucial political steps that could, if taken, lead towards a solution.

While he presents a potentially positive projection for the future, Paehlke is not afraid to point a finger at Canada’s fractured and flawed democracy — demonstrating that the country’s ambivalence is our biggest hindrance to joining the international quest to move forward on this unparalleled global challenge.

The event will be moderated by Nicola Ross, Executive Editor of Alternatives Journal.

Robert C. Paehlke is Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Resource Studies and Political Science at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. The founding editor of the journal Alternatives: Canadian Environmental Ideas + Action, Paehlke is the author of several books including Democracy’s Dilemma and Environmentalism and the Future of Progressive Politics.

Official Website: http://sustain.web.ca/

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