Manitoba climate change hearings continue

BRANDON, Man. — Manitoba will host its second public hearing tour aimed at finding out residents have to say on the issue of global warming and its perceived impact on the province.

In addition to tonight’s gathering in Brandon, the group also met in Winnipeg on May 10 and 11 and will gather in Thompson on June 13.

The task force chairman is former Manitoba MP and federal foreign affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy, currently CEO of a global issues think-tank at the University of British Columbia.

People can also send a written comment or make an in-person presentation by contacting the task force through its Web site at http://www.iisd.org/taskforce/.

Despite Dr. Tim Ball’s contention that humanity has not influenced the Earth’s climate, the conventional thinking among scientists is that Manitoba’s climate will be four to six degrees warmer by the end of this century.

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