‘Beyond Crisis’ is a new film by Toronto filmmaker Kai Reimer-Watts, and these four screenings are Toronto premiere events. The film is a story of hope in a rapidly changing world affected by climate change. The film is an inspiring call to action as told by over 50 unique voices across Canada and the world.
Ontario and Quebec saw a lot of water this year. Flooding in the first half of summer kept the Toronto Islands closed for much of the season. Watching the devastation wrought by what seems like an endless line of Hurricanes down south is really forcing us to think about our own infrastructure resiliency.
Once in 500 year storms are happening with increasing frequency. Flooding is becoming common place in Toronto.
What are we doing to make sure our critical infrastructure is ready for future weather events? Are we being proactive or simply waiting to get washed out?
The Great Lakes hold 20 per cent of the world's available surface freshwater and provide drinking water to 45 million Canadians and Americans. They are a place for connection and recreation, and are the centre of the world's third largest regional economy.
But the lakes are under threat. Overdevelopment, poor shoreline management, and pollution from agricultural and urban areas compromise the health of our lakes. Four out of five Great Lakes are in a state of decline, and climate change will only intensify the problems we?re seeing now.