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HALIFAX/ST. JOHN'S/MONCTON/CHARLOTTETOWN — Dr. David Suzuki, co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation and Host of CBC's The Nature of Things, will be touring Atlantic Canada to discuss the impacts of climate change and energy issues in the region. Each province will host a special evening that will include a movie premiere of the documentary "Climate Change in Atlantic Canada", produced and directed by Dr. Ian Mauro of Mount Allison University, as well as a panel discussion with David Suzuki and local representatives allowing resident to share their questions and concerns regarding these important local issues.

"With the release of the latest report from the IPCC on climate change, the international scientific community is more confident than ever that burning fossil fuels is one of the main causes of climate change. This is already impacting both human and natural systems, especially in coastal areas. In Atlantic Canada, this translates into increasing ocean temperatures and extreme weather events, causing surging tides, flooding and widespread coastal erosion," said Dr. David Suzuki.

The tour also provides citizens in the region with a unique opportunity to converse directly with David Suzuki, who was recently ranked the most admired Canadian in a survey conducted by the Globe and Mail, specifically by residents in Eastern Canada.

In the following short video, Dr. David Suzuki himself invites residents in the Atlantic region to participate in a dialogue on climate change and energy issues, while highlighting the urgency to take action now to prevent the increasing impacts of climate change in the region.

For more information on the events, please visit: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/atlantictour

For more information about the Climate Change in Atlantic Canada film, please visit:

For interviews please contact:

David Suzuki Foundation: Manon Dubois, 514-679-0821

Ecology Action Center: Ryan O'Quinn, 902-719-5228

New Brunswick Environmental Network Sabine Dietz, 506-536-1260

PEI Watershed Alliance Dave Atkinson, 902-620-5117

Newfoundland Environmental Network Katie Temple, 709-639-4293

November 7, 2013