Climate change has been called the biggest challenge of our time. Not only will changing
temperatures lead to devastating environmental impacts, it will also drastically affect our
economy. Consider this: soybeans are one of Canada’s top five agricultural exports and their
crop yield drops significantly in hotter temperatures. According to Professor Nic Rivers, “humans are just like soybeans” ––as the global temperature increases, crop yields drop and so
does human productivity in the workforce. This was just one of many memorable take-aways
from last week’s Climate Teach-In.
Get ready for the big Climate march on Sept 27! Five uOttawa experts will speak about the different dimensions of climate change, its impacts and solutions, leading to a broad discussion with all attending.