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25 Mar

Walter Gordon Sympsium Series: To confront climate change, we must turn fear into empathy

March 25, 2015 | By |

Expert Peter Martin argues that in order to confront climate change, we must close the empathy gap, as well as rely on evidenced-based policymaking.

Professor Peter G. Martin is the co-founder of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics and a senior fellow at Massey College.

This article is part of a Globe and Mail series on the role of Canadian institutions in partnership with The Walter Gordon Symposium – a two-day public policy conference co-hosted by the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance and Massey College.

This year’s symposium, titled Confronting Complexity: Better Ways Of Addressing Our Toughest Policy Problems, will explore how the media, private sector, governments, and supranational organizations factor into the policymaking process in our increasingly complex and changing society.

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