The Science of Weather and Climate

The Science of Weather and Climate

Wednesday May 2, 7:00 Schnitzels European Flavors, Pitt Street The River Institute’s Science and Nature on Tap speaker series will tackle one of contemporary science’s most important topics.  McGill University professor of Physics and Climate Science author, Dr. Shaun Lovejoy will  visit Schnitzels in Cornwall.
Shaun Lovejoy is Cambridge educated professor of physics and author who teaches at McGill University in Montreal. He is the author of several books and many articles including the book “The weather and climate: Emergent laws and multifractal cascades”, as well as a soon to be published “Weather, Macro-weather, and Climate”.
Analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth’s climate, according to a recent study by Dr. Shaun Lovejoy. His research represents a new approach to the question of whether global warming in the industrial era has been caused largely by man-made emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.
Rather than using complex computer models to estimate the effects of greenhouse-gas emissions, Lovejoy examines historical data to assess the competing hypothesis: that warming over the past century is due to natural long-term variations in temperature. “This study will be a blow to any remaining climate-change deniers,” Lovejoy says. “Their two most convincing arguments – that the warming is natural in origin, and that the computer models are wrong – are either directly contradicted by this analysis, or simply do not apply to it.”
Sessions are free but seating is limited. To reserve your seat today for this very special session book on-line at www.riverinstitute.ca/events , by calling (613) 936-6620 (ext. 229), or via e-mail at [email protected]

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