Kingston Climate Hub released a survey today with the goal of better understanding local residents’ beliefs about climate change and their attitudes toward taking action.
Climate change has taken on a renewed urgency in this country following the release of Canada’s Changing Climate Report (CCCR) – authored by the ministries of Environment and Climate Change, Fisheries and Oceans and Natural Resources, with contributions from university experts – that determined Canada is on average warming at double the rate of the rest of the world, with Northern Canada heating up at almost three times the global average.
“It is essential to ensure that the community is receiving accurate information about climate change and how it is impacting us here and now,” said Emily Ferguson, co-founder of the Kingston Climate Hub, in a release. “This is an opportunity to assess the level of climate change knowledge within the community and provide us with a roadmap on where we can have the greatest impact.”
Co-founder Colleen Gareau added: “Of course, we hope that most Kingstonians are in favour of taking climate action and that we get enough data from the survey to inform our work, which is to provide non-partisan climate information and to reach out to our community.”
The survey closes on April 18, 2019 and it can be accessed here.
UPDATE: Kingston Climate Hub reports the survey has been extended to April 30th.
Have you heard? Our #ClimateChange survey has been extended to April 30th!! Thank you for the amazing response and for letting us know you've got more to say. Available at https://t.co/Jd0oGZg3Hs #YGK pic.twitter.com/5mOTxrAzKW
— Kingston Climate Hub (@KingstonClimate) April 20, 2019
According to its website, Kingston Climate Hub is part of the Community Climate Hub network that advances the goals of the Climate Reality Project, led by former U.S. Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore.