Speakers: Climate change and inequality

Climate change and inequality are up for discussion at a community presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Climate change and inequality are up for discussion at a community presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Starting at 7 p.m. At the VIU lecture theatre Social Planning Cowichan presents Inconvenient Truths of our time: Climate Change, Rising Inequality and how to have this difficult conversation.

As one of multiple partners of the Cowichan Collective Impact Project on Climate Change, SPC is bringing in speakers Marc Lee and Cara Pike.

Lee is an economist and researcher from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and co-director of the Climate Justice Project a research partnership with the University of British Columbia. Its goal is to examine links between climate change policies and social justice.

Pike is “a leading social change strategist and environmental communicator who knows we are waking up to the reality of a changing climate largely because of increased frequent extreme weather events, changes in growing seasons and other impacts,” said a biography press release for the event.

Pike lives in the Cowichan Valley.