World-renowned climate scientist to speak in Kelowna

World-renowned climate scientist Andrew Weaver is delivering a free public presentation in Kelowna next week.

World-renowned climate scientist Andrew Weaver is delivering a free public presentation entitled Global Warming and the British Columbia Clean Energy Challenge at UBC’s Okanagan campus on May 31, 7:30 p.m., Arts and Sciences Centre, ASC 140, 3187 University Way.

Weaver’s talk focuses on the science of global warming, international policy efforts, and the role the media plays in conveying climate science to the public. His presentation will also provide a critical assessment of BC’s promised liquefied natural gas (LNG) boom against a backdrop of international efforts to deal with the causes and consequences of global warming. Weaver also offers a vision for a future economy in BC that builds on its global reputation for creativity and innovation.

A professor at the University of Victoria and BC Green Party MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head, Weaver’s previous roles include Canada Research Chair in climate modelling and analysis in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria. He has been a lead author on the second, third, fourth and fifth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s scientific assessments, and has authored or coauthored more than 200 peer-reviewed, scientific papers. He was also the chief editor of the Journal of Climate from 2005-2009.

Weaver has received numerous awards including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship in 1997, the Killam Research Fellowship and a Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR) Young Explorers award as one of the top 20 scientists in Canada under the age of 40 in 2002, the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) President’s Prize in 2007, a Guggenheim fellowship in 2008 and the Royal Society of Canada Miroslaw Romanowski Medal and the A.G. Huntsman Award for Excellence in Marine Science in 2011. In 2008 he was appointed to the Order of British Columbia and in 2013 he was awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Weaver’s presentation is sponsored by the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences Earth and Environmental Sciences and Physical Geography (Unit 7) at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

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