Mayor Bryan Paterson unveiled a new temporary exhibition outside City Hall this morning. Called ‘Climate Change is Here‘, the display features imagery from National Geographic Magazine and examines Canadian technologies developed to combat climate change.
This display is on loan from the Canada Science and Technology Museum and its partners, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and Sustainable Development Technology Canada and will be in Kingston until July 7, 2019.
Todat we unveiled the 'Climate Change is Here' display. This temp exhibit is a great educational tool to learn about the impact climate change is having on the world. It also highlights innovative Canadian technologies at the forefront of combatting it! Informative and hopeful! pic.twitter.com/bhHugsHaa5
— Bryan Paterson (@MayorPaterson) April 17, 2019
Mayor Paterson said climate change has been identified as a top priority in Kingston and the City is setting ambitious goals that will require a lot of innovation to achieve.
“Not only is this display an opportunity for us to learn about the impact climate change is having around the world, it also highlights Canadian technologies at the forefront of combating it,” Paterson added. “That’s exactly the approach we’ll want to take as a community; understand the issue as best as we can and then find innovative ways, and embrace smart partnerships, to address it.”
In a email, Christina Tessier, President and CEO of Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, wrote:
“The Museum is proud to partner with National Geographic Society and government agencies tackling climate change to bring the dramatic images of the Climate Change is Here exhibition to visitors. This travelling exhibition, part of the Museum’s Let’s Talk Energy multi-year initiative, is another example of how we fulfill our national role as Canada’s leading science culture communicators.”