[Sust-mar] 2nd Annual Ransom Myers Lecture on Science and Society - Oct.1

Susanna Fuller susannadfuller at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 22:52:09 EDT 2009

The second* Ransom Myers Lecture on Science and Society* will be
held*October 1st, 2009 at 7:30 pm in the Ondaatje Auditorium
*, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building at Dalhousie University.
A reception will follow. The address is 6135 University Avenue.  The Lecture
is entitled ‘*Global Warming: The Scale of the Problem and the Path to the
Solution*’, and is co-organized with and co-sponsored by the Killam Trusts.

It will be given by one of the world’s foremost climate scientists, Dr.
Andrew Weaver, a lead author of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) Assessment. Weaver's new book, Keeping Our Cool: Canada in a
Warming World, has re-energized discussions on climate change and
sustainability in this country. David Suzuki called it “the final alarm that
galvanizes us to move onto a different energy path of renewables and

Prof. Weaver holds the Canada Research Chair in Climate Modeling and
Analysis at the University of Victoria, and has authored or coauthored
nearly two hundred peer-reviewed studies in climate, earth science, policy,
and education journals. He is currently chief editor of the Journal of
Climate. He has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a
member of the Order of British Columbia.

This Lecture Series commemorates Ransom (RAM) Myers, a world renowned
fisheries scientists and advocate for marine conservation who taught and
conducted research at Dalhousie. He died in March 2007. The annual Ransom A.
Myers Lecture on Science and Society has been organized by his family,
colleagues and former students.

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