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A panel of three prominent local scientists to address climate change at Victoria Hall on November 1
By Tony Moffat
Westmount Healthy City Project/Environment Committee (WHCP/EC) will host an open discussion with the public on the ever growing issue of climate change (CC). A moderator will present a panel of three experts who will open the session with brief statements on CC, followed by answers to questions from the audience.
Interest by the public in climate change has been waxing again recently, especially with the Paris Climate Agreement and President Trump’s withdrawal of the world’s most powerful nation. The longer we wait to act, the more dangerous it will become. CC, along with its many consequences, is one of the main preoccupations of the WHCP/EC. CC is ultimately driven by our over-zealous burning of fossil fuels, a natural limited resource.
Interest by the public in climate change has been waxing again recently, especially with the Paris Climate Agreement and president Trump’s withdrawal of the world’s most powerful nation.
So, to enhance people’s interest in climate change so that we can all work together for solutions, the best thing one can probably do is to stimulate interest at a local level, where people can easily come together. For this reason, the WHCP/EC has organized an event in Westmount that could attract a lot of deserved attention to CC.
To promote as much public involvement as possible, we have invited a panel of three prominent local experts, who will first briefly present their cases, followed by an open forum with questions from the audience. The discussion will be moderated by a former Councillor of the City of Westmount.
The panel will consist of the following:
Damon Matthews, Professor and Concordia University Research Chair in Climate Science and Sustainability
Gerald Ratzer, Professor Emeritus, Computer Science, McGill University, believer in CC but it’s not primarily anthropogenic
Jeannine St-Jacques, Assistant Professor of Geography, Concordia University, specializing in paleoclimate change
The moderator will be former Councillor Nicole Forbes.
The event is free and all are cordially invited to attend.
Mark your calendars!
Wednesday, November 1 at 7 pm
Concert room of Victoria Hall
4626 Sherbrooke W
Please register at eventbrite.ca
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Anthony (Tony) F. J. Moffat
An emeritus professor of astronomy at the Université de Montréal, Dr. Moffat was appointed as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2001. Dr. Moffat’s interests focus on massive stars (Wolf-Rayet stars in particular), stellar winds, binary stars, as well as the structure and dynamics of galaxies.