Weather and Climate: Not what your grandparents knew!

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Glenbow Museum

130 9 Avenue Southeast

Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

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Urban floods, ice rains, winter heat waves, interface wildfires, weather bombs, mega-droughts – if you think we’ve been cursed and clobbered a lot harder and a lot more often recently, you are not imagining it. It used to be that our weather was “normal” and dependable. Now, more and more Canadians are asking: What’s happening to our weather? If our weather is becoming weirder and wilder are people responsible or is it nature doing this to us? Or both? Maybe we are changing more than the weather. What has become clear is that the Earth is warming and the number of weather-related disasters is on the rise. We can no longer assume that yesterday’s weather will apply tomorrow.

David Phillips, Senior Climatologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada

David has been employed with Environment Canada's weather service for 50 years. His work activities relate to the study of the climate of Canada and to promote awareness and understanding of meteorology. He has published several books, papers and reports, including a book on The Climates of Canada, and two bestsellers: The Day Niagara Falls Ran Dry and Blame It On The Weather. He is the originator and author of the Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar, the most popular calendar sold in Canada. David frequently appears on national radio and television as a commentator on weather and climate matters. He has been awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, the Queen Elizabeth Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals and has twice received the Public Service Merit Award. David is the recipient of three honorary doctorates from the universities of Waterloo and Windsor and Nipissing University. In 2001, David was named to the Order of Canada.

This presentation will begin at 6pm at the Glenbow Theatre on Tuesday, November 5 followed by Q&A. Please arrive 15 minutes early to be seated.

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Glenbow Museum

130 9 Avenue Southeast

Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

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