November 18, 2005
Source: McGill University:
Expert Alert: Climate change and energy needs
Source: University Relations Office (URO) [newswire]
November 18, 2005
The conference will be historic. The first meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol is expected to be the largest intergovernmental climate conference since the Kyoto Protocol was adopted in 1997. The United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be hosted in Montreal from November 28 to December 9, is expected to attract between 8,000 and 10,000 participants.
Montreal's McGill University is Canada's leading research-intensive university and an excellent source of experts who can provide analysis of planetary climate changes and energy needs.
Please contact these researchers directly:
Charles Lin, Director of Global and Environmental Climate Change Centre (GEC3) and professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences: Floods, droughts, and the link between atmosphere and land surface. Tel. 514-398-6079, email.
Nigel Roulet, Department of Geography: Ecosystem response to change. Tel. 514-398-2670 and 514-398-2827, email.
Peter G. Brown, Department of Geography: Governance, and protection of the environment. Tel. 514-398-6835, email.
Lawrence Mysak, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Director of the Earth System Modeling Group: Paleo climate and long term climate variability and change. Tel. 514-398-3768, email.
Donald Smith, Department of Plant Science: The physiological responses of crop plants to increasing atmospheric CO2 levels and to climate change. Tel. 514-398-7866, email.
To reach the following researchers, please contact:
Kristine Greenaway, Director, University Relations Office, tel. 514-398-7698, email.
Wayne Pollard, Department of Geography: Permafrost, and investigation of ground ice in the high Arctic.
Ludger Muller-Wille, Department of Geography: Modern reindeer herding, regional identities and toponymies in northernmost Europe and Arctic Canada.
George Wenzel, Department of Geography: Northern peoples and renewable resource harvesting in Arctic Canada.
Ronald Stewart, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences: Extreme weather and droughts.
Jonathan Seaquist, Department of Geography: Remote sensing of climate change, bio-geography, environmental modeling of land cover dynamics.
For additional information about McGill University and its research specialists, visit the online Media Guide to McGill Experts. Information about the McGill University Global Environment and Climate Change Centre is available on their website.
A public symposium on climate change and energy needs is scheduled at McGill for November 24, at which world leaders in the area of climate change will be speaking. Panelists are Dr. Amory Lovins (founder and CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute), Dr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic (professor of energy economics, University of Vienna), Dr. Rom Duffey (Chief Scientist, Atomic Energy Canada Ltd.) and Dr. Martin Hoffert (professor of physics, New York University). For information about the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, visit the Symposium web page.
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