By Andy Marshall

At its next meeting, Cochrane Ideas will explore the theme, "Climate change: Is it too late to do anything about it?"

The discussion will take place on Friday, Feb. 8, at King Solomon Lodge, 120 Centre Ave., starting at 7 p.m.

Guest speaker Sandy Aberdeen, of Calgary, will be presenting selections from the Climate Reality Project, then inviting further discussion from the audience.

This could include dealing with the contention that the tipping point on global warming has passed, resulting in little we can do about the impacts. Another potential topic relates to how the issue of climate change can be communicated in Alberta where resistance to the idea is so powerful. How Alberta adapts to a life without fossil fuels is another possible discussion point.

Building hope in a rapidly changing world could also be raised. And because of Aberdeen’s interest in climate change as it relates to food security, he plans to deal with that issue, too.

Aberdeen was trained to present the Climate Reality Program by former U.S. Vice-President and internationally known climate change activist Al Gore. He is an active member of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby pushing for effective carbon pricing, as well as a founding member of Calgary Citizens on Climate Change.

Cochrane Ideas is in its 19th year of organizing discussions on a very broad range of topics. Any interested people are welcome to attend free of charge, although donations are welcome.

For further information about this event or Cochrane Ideas, contact Andy at [email protected] or 403-932-6580. is Cochrane's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.