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Raymond Leury | GHG Trends and Reasons for Hope and Rapid Progress on the Climate Front. | 2024-01-03

January 3 @ 13:30 - 15:30 EST

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Speaker:  Raymond Leury

Topic:  GHG Trends and Reasons for Hope and Rapid Progress on the Climate Front.

Time: Jan 3, 2024 13:30 Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 833 6945 4368
Passcode: 921830


Climate change is an existential threat.  Temperature records keep falling, climate emergencies are declared, yet we don’t seem to be making much progress in addressing the threat.  How much progress have we made?  There is no doubt that we are going to continue to see average temperatures increase for some time.  What are our prospects for keeping those increases low enough so that we can avoid total societal collapse and a return to the stone age?  Are we too late?  The most recent data coupled with some analysis and careful forecasting shows that there are some paths that would substantially limit temperature increases and create conditions for a “soft landing”.  For those paths to be realized, we need all hands on deck and unprecedented cooperation because there is not a minute to waste.


Raymond Leury has always been interested in science and environmental issues. 10 years ago, he bought his first EV which led him on a path to become President of the Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa (EVCO).  Now retired from a long Information Technology career, Raymond spends much of his time researching and advocating for EVs of all sizes from light duty to medium and heavy-duty vehicles.  This led to a successful campaign to get OC Transpo to transition to e-buses.


–  The CACOR Sponsor is Nigel Wier.

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– Suggestions for future speakers are solicited.  Wednesdays starting on 26 June 2024 are available.

Planned CACOR Zoom meetings:

03-Jan-24 Raymond Leury GHG Trends and Reasons for Hope and Rapid Progress on the Climate Front.
10-Jan-24 Dr. Geoff Strong and Garth Mihalcheon Climate Crisis Immoralities and Problems of Survival.
17-Jan-24 Dr. Raymond Desjardins The Evolution of Agrometeorological Research in Canada- Emphasis on Mitigating Climate Change
25-Jan-24 Dr. Kent Peacock Carbon Removal:  The “Project of the Century”? 
31-Jan-24 John Meyer The Real Economy Doesn’t Need Growth.
07-Feb-24 Rosemary Kralik and Dr. Barry Bruce Experiences after 26 Years of Regenerative Agriculture.
14-Feb-24 Dr. Brian Czech Degrowth–Toward a Steady-State Economy–Update.
21-Feb-24 Michael Gilbertson Human Health Impacts of Toxic Chemicals in the Air and Water around Us.
28-Feb-24 Dr. Eric Miller TBD (footprint, York University).
06-Mar-24 Dr. John Pomeroy The Future of Water Sources in the Canadian Rockies.
13-Mar-24 J. David Hughes Getting to net-zero: the scale of the problem, government projections and daunting challenges
20-Mar-24 Dr. Irvin Waller Persuading Politicians to Halve Violent Crime in 5 Years in the Age of Science and Social Media.
27-Mar-24 Dr. John Cook Understanding the misleading techniques used in misinformation about climate change
03-Apr-24 Lalith Gunaratne Canadian low-head technology and the challenges of getting these to market
10-Apr-24 Jamie Kneen Mining in the Polycrisis
17-Apr-24 Dr. Alan Betts Climate Takeover by Mother Nature
24-Apr-24 Dr. Brian Czech Gag-Ordered No More
01-May-24 Diana Beresford-Kroeger Synthetic Fuels.
08-May-24 Dr. Karen Shragg What if Wolves Could Vote. (population growth)
15-May-24 Dr. Amir Hakami The buy-one-get-one-free of climate policy: underrated role of public health in national decarbonization narrative
22-May-24 Julie Johnston Greening the Heart of Education
29-May-24 Paul Beckwith Abrupt Climate System Mayhem
05-Jun-24 TBD TBD  
12-Jun-24 David Longworth Preparing for Pandemics
19-Jun-24 Nandita Bajaj Confronting Population Denialism



January 3
13:30 - 15:30 EST
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