I am Laurent Cousineau, the founder of this website, Climate Change Guide. This website now has nearly 400 web pages and is still growing.
In my opinion, not only is climate change a fascinating topic, but there is a tremendous amount of information on it around the internet. My goal with the Climate Change Guide is to put a great amount of useful information in one website that is easy to read and not overly complex or overly simplified.
I still have big plans for the Climate Change Guide. I am planning on making an online course. In the future, I may also have an Ebook, a modern news section, and an app. I still have aspirations to make the website bigger with a lot more traffic on a daily basis.
I think that climate change should be talked about a lot more often as it will affect not only millions of people but in the long run, it will affect billions. However, fortunately, there are many ways in which we can help mitigate climate change.
I've made a few other websites, but the website which I worked on the most (by far) is this website, Climate Change Guide. I have been passionate about the issue of climate change since early high school, around 2005 to 2006. I started with writing speeches and essays on the topic, and then, later on, I built a website and Facebook page on the issue in 2011.
A little bit before the foundation of the Climate Change Guide, I made a few YouTube videos on it, and one video, in particular, got a lot of views, and it's called the Tar Sands of Alberta. I think this helped encourage me to do more for the environmental movement.
It has been quite a journey over the years, and I met a lot of great people. I received probably over 100 contributions in terms of articles for this website since its creation in 2011. In 2013, I attended a training event in Chicago from Climate Reality by Al Gore.
In addition to climate change, I'm also interested in video games, computer science, politics, writing, film, and acting.
I have volunteered for the NDP, the New Democratic Party, in both the 2015 and 2019 federal elections. The NDP is the progressive party of Canada, and I would describe myself as a progressive. I'm also a strong supporter of the Democratic Party in the United States and have followed the last few election cycles (I read a lot of articles and watched a lot of the debates). I was a strong supporter of Bernie Sanders in both the 2016 and 2020 presidential races.
I created a YouTube channel on video games back in 2011, and I plan to add new videos in the near future. It's called Cousigames. Back then, I made 125 videos.
I am also the founder of these two smaller websites which may interest you:
I've been a victim of bullying many years ago, and I decided to create a small website and Facebook page on the subject. I plan on making it a movement called BullyGate.
Furthermore, I've been very interested in the simulation hypothesis since October 2017, and I decided to make a small website that has useful YouTube videos and links to articles on the subject.
I also helped with my father's website on chronic myeloid leukemia. My father has been diagnosed in 2004 and has been battling cancer ever since. The site began in 2010, and now it is pretty big, with thousands of links to news articles, YouTube videos, and other information on this type of cancer.
I started taking classes in acting, more specifically improv in a theater in Montreal, beginning in 2016. I plan on doing more acting classes in the future.
A changing moment for me was in the summer of 2015. I went to a few different shows at Place-des-Arts, a performing arts center in Montreal, Canada. I attended an event called "An Evening with Al Pacino" and also went to an event headlined by Neil Patrick Harris and another by Mike Myers. I got a photo with Al Pacino (below) and was inspired by his story. He went from being a struggling actor in a low-income family to one of the greatest actors in the history of cinema.
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