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Right To Be Cold – Sheila Watt-Cloutier at UBC

Posted By Maayan Kreitzman On February 25, 2008 @ 9:37 pm In News | Comments Disabled

Terry* presents the latest in our Global Citizenship Lecture Series: Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s talk, “Right to Be Cold” will take place this Friday, February 29th, at 12 noon in the West Atrium of the Life Science Centre. Map. [1]


In the past two decades, Inuit across the Arctic have reported profound changes to their environment and wildlife — changes where their human right to life, health, subsistence, safety and security are all being violated as large countries emitting greenhouse gases continue their business as usual. Yet even as this immense struggle is ongoing, Inuit are now also faced with a renewed interest in the Arctic from a world hungry for its resources and newly opening shipping routes.

Sheila Watt-Cloutier will discuss the need for our world to re-connect around our shared Arctic, our shared atmosphere, and ultimately, our shared humanity. Individuals, communities, corporations, industries and nations must realize that the challenges in the Arctic are connected to the cars we drive, the industries we support, and the policies we create.

More info at the fabulous Terry* website: terry.ubc.ca [3]

Terry Limerick:
(with feeling!)
“There once was a project named Terry
That wanted to make people wary
Of things going on
In the world that are wrong
Without making it all seem too scary.”

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[3] terry.ubc.ca: http://www.terry.ubc.ca/

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