Kirsten Zickfeld -  The Science of Climate Change
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Kirsten Zickfeld - The Science of Climate Change

In a time of profound climate change, how can we understand the complex dynamics and the human-caused disturbances that affect them so dramatically today?

The Salt Spring Forum is honoured to welcome Kirsten Zickfeld, one of the world’s most respected climate scientists. She is an Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University and a leading researcher on the effects of greenhouse gases and aerosols on climate, over a multi-centennial timescale.

Her current work includes the question:

Is global warming reversible, i.e. is it possible to restore the climate system to a desired state if human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases are reduced or completely eliminated?

As one of the world’s leading climate scientists, Kirsten Zickfeld will present the facts and the science that underpins this huge, vital and catastrophic topic.

She is the author of numerous scientific papers and was the lead author on the 2018 IPCC report on climate change, which states that governments need to take immediate and intensive action to keep global warming close to 1.5C.

Tickets are available from the ArtSpring Box Office - 250-537-2102 and online, and from Salt Spring Books. $15 – 2019 Forum Members; $20 General Public. Students & low-income residents contact forum@saltspringforum.com

Sunday November 3, ArtSpring. 7.30pm.

This event is sponsored by Country Grocer

This event is sponsored by Country Grocer

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Nancy MacLean - Democracy in Chains
Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

Nancy MacLean - Democracy in Chains

How profoundly is the Radical Right succeeding in hijacking democracy in the US?

Nancy MacLean is Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. Her research focuses on race, gender, labor history and social movements in 20th century US history. She was elected a fellow of the Society of American Historians in 2010.

Her recent book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America has set a ferocious cat among the pigeons in American academia, and she is the most praised and reviled political writer of the day in US media.

Professor MacLean has also published books on the American Women’s Movement, the Klu Klux Klan, and on the success of civil rights activism in opening up workplaces to diversity and inclusion.

The Salt Spring Forum is thrilled that a scholar of her stature will visit us in these extraordinary times.

Tickets are available from the ArtSpring Box Office - 250-537-2102 and online, and from Salt Spring Books. $15 – 2019 Forum Members; $20 General Public. Students & low-income residents contact forum@saltspringforum.com

Friday November 22, ArtSpring. 7.30pm.

This event is sponsored by Country Grocer

This event is sponsored by Country Grocer

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Federal Election All Candidates Debate
Oct
16
3:00 PM15:00

Federal Election All Candidates Debate

The Salt Spring Forum was pleased to present the 2019 Federal Election All Candidates Debate, on Wednesday October 16. Watch a recording of the debate here:



Candidates from the following parties were present:

Elizabeth May MP - Green Party.

David Busch - Conservative Party.

Sabina Singh - New Democratic Party.

Ryan Windsor - Liberal Party.

Ron Broda - People’s Party of Canada.


This moderated debate will provide the only chance for the population of Salt Spring Island to listen to all the main candidates give their views and thoughts on the leading issues of the election; and for the candidates to convince the Island that they are the right person to represent the views of the people.

There will be time for questions from the floor.

Please come early to get a seat for what will be a very popular event. The debate will start promptly at 3pm. Doors open at 2.30pm.

There is no charge for this event.

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