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Public Gets Preview of Thinkers Thoughts
Bill Martin
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Public Gets Preview of Thinkers Thoughts

Twenty-two modern day “Thinkers” will gather behind closed doors in Pugwash tomorrow, seeking real life solutions to the threat of global climate change. But, the hand-picked group offered a taste of their challenge at a public gathering tonight at the village’s new Peace Hall. 

Four of the group offered a thumbnail sketch of the thoughts they will present during their retreat.

John Eaton, grandson of Cyrus Eaton who founded the Pugwash Conference, 60 years ago, told the gathering, “The mission, then as now, was to save the planet from certain destruction.”

Eaton says climate became an alternate focus for Pugwash Thinkers back in 1988. Connecting the dots from 1957 to this weekend, he said, “Our purpose here is to ask how we can act locally to bring about change.”

Adam Fenech, in the photo, a climatologist from the University of Prince Edward Island, set the tone by saying, “We are screwed, it’s our fault, it’s going to get worse, and there’s nothing we can do about it.” Fenech has been sounding the alarm since 1988 when the topic was described as global warming because of man’s harm to the ozone layer of protection that surrounds the earth.

To contrast Fenech’s somewhat fatalist view, Christine Hemming delivers what the organizers describe as heart. A Buddhist instructor, Hemming says, “Every human being longs for a better world. I really believe we have to go back and awaken that heart.” Sharing the very real description of a globe in trouble, Hemming says, “We have to feel how wounded, how poisoned the earth is.”

Bob Cervelli is the quasi chair of the event. His organization, The Centre for Local Prosperity, has organized and promoted the retreat to provide tangible steps to lessen or reverse the consequences of climate change.

Cervelli says, “We firmly believe that change happens in small ways. That’s why we work with small communities. We think that is where the action is.”

He thinks the world needs a dramatic shift from consumerism. “This generation knows how to buy stuff,” says Cervelli, “The next generation will have to learn how to build stuff, how to fix stuff, and how to grow stuff.”

While the thinkers will go behind closed doors for the next two days, they will emerge to present their findings to the general public. An open session is planned for Sunday at noon, in the Peace Hall, where a panel will review the general outcomes from the retreat. Cervelli hopes they may offer a roadmap for rural communities to begin to make a difference “on the periphery”, perhaps leading larger centres where abrupt course changes are more difficult.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:00 AM

Listen to Morning Talk Replay. Click HERE to listen to recent interviews from our archive.

Saturday, February 4, 2023 8:00 PM

Saturday Night in a Harbour Town, featuring traditional East Coast music, airs every Saturday at 8 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Radio and Six Rivers Country.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 9:00 AM

Sunday Wrap, the week in review, is aired on the Six Rivers Radio Network every Sunday morning. Listen at 9:00.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 2:00 PM

A special replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town with host Eric MacEwen is heard every Sunday at 2 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Music and Six Rivers Country.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 9:45 AM

Dr. Stephen Ellis, Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester will be on Morning Talk every second Tuesday. Listen at 9:45.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 9:05 AM

Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources, is on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 9:05.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 9:05 AM

Murray Scott, Mayor of Cumberland County, is on Morning Talk every Thursday. Listen at 9:05.

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Events This Week

Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Saturday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 2:00 PM

Hope Centre Online is a worship service every Sunday at 2:15 pm. Click HERE to join on Zoom. The room opens at 2 pm.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 3:00 PM

Yoga is held every Sunday at 3 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Monday, February 6, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Monday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:00 PM

Walk and Talk is held every Tuesday at 1 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Wednesday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 11:00 AM

The Pugwash Fire Department will host a COVID Vaccine Drop-in Clinic from 11 am to 2 pm for those 5 years and over. No appointment necessary.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser. Click HERE for details.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 11:00 AM

The Wallace Community Centre will host a COVID Vaccine Drop-in Clinic from 11 am to 2 pm for those aged 5 and over. No appointment is necessary.

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