Derchos, Tornados, Wildfires…What Is Next?

Jun 27, 2023 | Events, Featured Posts

Join us on July 12th, 2023 at 7 pm for the next session of the Speakers’ Forum.  Canada’s expert on Climate Change, Dr. Robert McLeman, will be speaking to us about what to expect in the Land O’ Lakes region in the future.

You may have seen Dr. McLeman on CBC TV as he is the go-to expert on the subject.  He has advised the United Nations, the World Bank and governments on what is happening as global warming changes weather patterns.  What can we expect in the coming years?  Join us to find out at the Northbrook Lions Hall.  We expect a capacity audience of 120 persons so be sure to register.

Registration is free.  Visit:

Or call 613-336-3211 (Ken) or 778-384-3381 (Nawar).  Admission is free and refreshments are provided.

The Land O’ Lakes Speakers’ Forum is a joint project of the Cloyne and District Historical Society and the Lions Club of Land O’ Lakes.  We gratefully acknowledge event funding by the L&A County Activation Fund.

Dr. Robert McLeman is Professor of Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. He specializes in research on the impacts of climate change on people and communities in Canada, and has authored multiple reports and studies on climate change in eastern Ontario. He is a Coordinating Lead Author for the most recent Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Ontario’s climate is changing rapidly. Winters are becoming shorter and milder, summers are becoming hotter and drier, and the weather generally is becoming more extreme and less predictable. What are the implications for forests, water, and biodiversity in the Land O’Lakes, and how will it affect the economic and social wellbeing of the people who live and vacation here? Using lots of local examples, Professor McLeman will answer these questions and suggest options for building a climate-resilient community.

Dr. McLeman was also instrumental in the formation of

RinkWatch is a citizen science research initiative that asks people who love outdoor skating to help environmental scientists monitor winter weather conditions and study the long-term impacts of climate change. Launched by researchers at Wilfrid Laurier University in January 2013, participants from across North America have submitted information about skating conditions on more than 1,400 outdoor rinks and ponds. In addition to contributing valuable data to environmental science, RinkWatch has become an online community for people who love making backyard and community rinks.


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