Tomorrow’s Weather Forecast: Warmer, Wetter and Wilder
Wednesday May 30 1:45pm to 2:45pm Location: Dominion
If you think we've been cursed and getting clobbered a lot harder and a lot more often recently you are not imagining it. It used to be that weather was dependable - summers were hot and humid and winters cold and snowy. More and more people are asking: What's happening to our weather? It's almost as if extreme weather has become the norm. We can no longer assume that yesterday’s weather will apply tomorrow. Coping with more variable and extreme weather will take more ingenuity and adaptability – something Canadians are good at. However, more communities, agencies and businesses need to mainstream extreme weather considerations into their existing programs and policies and future strategies and planning.
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.