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A Conversation with Damon Matthews: “Climate Models and Canadian Climate Scenarios: Taking Stock and Planning for a Warmer Future”

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free
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Dr. Matthews will discuss the current state of climate modelling in Canada, with a particular focus on how seriously Canadians should take high temperature (greater than 3 degree Celsius increase) scenarios and their associated environmental and social impacts.

About the speaker

Damon MatthewsDr. Damon Matthews is Professor and Tier 1 Concordia University Research Chair (Climate Science and Sustainability) in the Department of Geography Planning and Environment. His research is aimed at better understanding the many possible interactions between human activities, natural ecosystems and future climate change, and contributing to the scientific knowledge base required to promote the development of sound national and international climate policy. Dr. Matthews has published more than 90 research papers on topics such as the climate response to cumulative carbon emissions, estimating allowable emissions for climate targets, and exploring equitable ways of sharing the global emissions quota. Dr. Matthews is a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada, serves as Concordia’s scientific liaison to Future Earth, and was a contributing author to the Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Discussant: Dr. Chris Fletcher, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

Details

Date:
October 29
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Virtual
Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON Canada
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Website:
www.balsillieschool.ca
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