Hail, blizzards, icy rains, typhoons, record floods, super hurricanes…. Around the world,, people are asking “What’s happening to the weather?” Has extreme weather become the norm? Is the global climate going through unprecedented change?
On 26 October 2011, UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) will co-partner with the McMaster Centre for Climate Change (MCC) and the Global Environmental Change and Human Health project (GECHH), to hold a public lecture on climate change and cities. In “What’s happening to the weather?”, Dr. David Phillips, Canadian weather expert, will discuss changing weather patterns and the earth’s climate system.
While there is still much we do not know about climate change, what has become clear over the past two decades is that our planet is warming, and the number of weather-related disasters is on the rise. What’s also very clear is that human society has changed even more than the weather has.
Dr. Phillips is a spokesperson for the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC). His work involves activities relating to the study, promotion and understanding of the Canadian climate. He has published several books, including The Climates Of Canada, Blame It On The Weather, and the bestseller The Day Niagara Falls Ran Dry. In recognition for his work, Dr. Phillips received the Patterson Medal for Distinguished Service to Meteorology in Canada, the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada and the Public Service Merit Award.
This lecture is open to the public. For more information, visit the event page on the UNU-INWEH website.
Atrium, McMaster Innovation Park Conference Centre
175 Longwood Road South