November 2, 2013 7:20 pm
Updated: November 3, 2013 1:18 pm

Saskatoon hosts climate change hearings

Scientists, community leaders, educators gather in Saskatoon to discuss climate change.

Leslie Knight / Global News

SASKATOON – The “Saskatchewan Citizens’ Hearings on Climate Change” was held at the Refinery Arts Centre in Saskatoon on Saturday.

High-profile speakers from the U.S. and Germany gave keynote presentations.

Organizers say politicians in Saskatchewan aren’t doing enough to prevent climate change.

“If you’re not prepared to listen to the science, I don’t know what to say except, at the moment, 97 per cent of scientific papers that are relevant to the subject are saying – ‘this is what is happening,’” said organizer Mark Bigland-Pritchard.

There were also a number of local healthcare representatives as well as business and labour leaders.

Climate change solutions were also discussed at Saturday’s hearings, including green building techniques.

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