“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
This week, my blog will be different.
Usually I post about the latest climate news, expand on scientific concepts, or describe how innovators are helping to create a greener planet.
Instead, this week I will be in San Francisco, receiving training from former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore. Along with his Climate Reality Project staff, he will be providing me with some valuable education and tools that will allow me to provide a version of his climate talk for Canadians.
Partly because I won’t have as much free time as I usually do, and partly because I think most of you would be interested in hearing about this journey I’m taking, I’m going to blog about the experience through the week. Starting Monday August 27th, we’ll be back to the blog-as-usual.
I’m proud to be a part of the Climate Reality Project. Other than applying to be an astronaut—an endeavour in which I was sadly unsuccessful—I haven’t had a more involved application process since I started working as a cardiologist than I had to be selected to become part of this team.
There will be more than one thousand people from more than twenty countries attending this event. Canada will be represented by 115 individuals, and I’m thrilled to be one of them.
I will post daily about the experience so that you can share it with me. Hopefully I will have enough time to provide an accurate description of the experience. And of course, once it’s all said and done, I’ll be available to provide talks about global warming and climate change, free of charge.
All I hope is that I can do Al and his team proud.