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 Planning for Climate Change in Muskoka

In case you missed Peter Sale’s presentation at the LOBA AGM, some key highlights are available on the District of Muskoka website by clicking on the link below.

The Muskoka Watershed Council has studied the climate we are likely to see at mid-century, and has assessed the impacts it will have on our environment, our infrastructure and our lives. Dr. Peter Sale presented the highlights of the resulting report titled “Planning for Climate Change in Muskoka” including the 15 recommendations for action by provincial agencies, district and municipal governments, local businesses, community groups and individuals who live in Muskoka. Look for another opportunity to hear Peter’s presentation live at other venues over the next few months.

Dr. Peter Sale, Past-Chair of the Muskoka Watershed Council, was Assistant Director at United Nations University’s Institute for Water, Environment and Health and is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Windsor. Educated at the University of Toronto and the University of Hawaii, his research into ecology of coral reefs spanned a career at the University of Sydney, University of New Hampshire and University of Windsor. He has successfully used his fundamental science research to develop and guide projects in international development and sustainable coastal marine management in the Caribbean and the Indo-Pacific. His laboratory has produced over 200 technical publications. He has edited three books dealing with marine ecology and his own most recent book, Our Dying Planet, tells the story of our impacts on the environment from the perspective of an ecologist who has seen environmental decline with his own eyes. Peter now lives with his wife Donna in Muskoka