Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

May 25, 2006 10:00 ET

Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society 'CMOS': Media Advisory

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 25, 2006) -

Leading Canadian Scientists to Discuss Recent Findings on Canada's Changing Climate, Shifting Weather Patterns and Rising Sea Level

The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society will hold its 40th Annual Congress May 29-June 1 at the downtown Sheraton Hotel.

The conference will bring together noted Canadian scientists, including renowned climate change scientist Dr. Andrew Weaver of the University of Victoria; Dr. Lawrence Mysak of McGill University, international expert on climate change and rising sea levels; Dr. Jeff Brook of Environment Canada, whose pioneering research was among the first to link air pollution with heart problems; Gordon McBean of the University of Western Ontario, expert in catastrophic weather disasters; and Dr. Tom McElroy, Environment Canada, co-inventor of the UV index, who is concerned that climate change is slowing the recovery of the ozone layer. In addition, Environment Canada weather experts will discuss recent advances in satellite meteorology, and weather and climate forecasting.

Special presentation for media: The above experts, plus other scientists, will speak at special sessions for the media on May 31, 11: 00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 2: 00 p.m.

Public lecture: Dr. Andrew Weaver will also give a public lecture at Toronto City Hall on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

Additional information:

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Contact Information

  • Environment Canada
    Jack Saunders
    Communications Advisor/Media Relations
    (416) 739-4785 or Cell: (416) 301-0648
    Environment Canada
    Heather Mackey
    Science Communications
    (416) 739-4766
    (416) 739-4281 (FAX)