In Episode 5 of the NL Climate Podcast we talk about how communities can prepare for climate change with Kelly Vodden of Grenfell Campus and Brian Eddy of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). A recent government report, featured by the CBC, highlighted some of the impacts of climate change expected for Canada. Kelly and Brian are working on a different report, as part of the same series of reports, that deals with the impact of climate change on rural and remote communities in Canada.
Delia Warren is a former petroleum engineer, born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, who has taken it upon herself to help grow the green economy here. She works with the organization Iron and Earth, which was started by oil sands workers, to help promote renewable energy projects and train workers who are transitioning from oil and gas to renewables.
Food systems can contribute greatly to climate change but can also be part of the solution to the problem. Katie Temple is working to make agriculture in NL more resilient to climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. NL’s environment might actually be the perfect place to make a difference on these issues, as it turns out.