BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko (left) and Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak (right) were at the Capitol Theatre this month to introduce and welcome Tom Rand (centre).
Rand — a clean tech investor, author, speaker, and entrepreneur — gave a presentation exploring why the human brain is ignoring climate change, which he considers the greatest threat to human civilization. He advocated solutions such as a revenue-neutral carbon tax, a cap and trade initiative, and a change to the rules of how resource extraction companies do business.
A panel of local citizens engaged in a lively discussion with Rand after his talk, agreeing there are many things individuals can do with the most important being to talk about the issue with relatives and friends. The event was planned by the Citizens’ Climate Lobby and supported by a host of community organizations and businesses.
It drew an audience of 300 people, 100 of whom received a free copy of Rand’s latest book Waking the Frog: Solutions for Our Climate Change Paralysis.
The local Citizens’ Climate Lobby chapter holds its next meeting Saturday, April 4. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-399-4313 for more information.