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Canada and Climate Policy: The Problems of Resources & Having Lots of Land

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This talk by Prof. Nigel Roulet is part of our Winter 2020 Policy Lecture series.

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This talk by Prof. Nigel Roulet is part of our Winter 2020 Policy Lecture series. This academic talk is intended for McGill students, alumni and faculty. 

Canada has made numerous promises and signed onto several international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but there has no overall drop in emissions. This situation is not unique to Canada. The scientific case for the need for reductions is clear but we are now is a situations where we have already chosen to experience climate change and now the policies need reflect how much change we are realistically will to accept.

About Nigel Roulet

Nigel Roulet has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in biology and physical geography from Trent University (1979, 1981) and a PhD in Geography, specializing in permafrost hydrology from McMaster University (1985). He spent the first nine years of his academic career in the Department of Geography at York University in Toronto, and moved to the Department of Geography at McGill University in 1994. While at McGill University he has served as Director of the Centre for Climate and Global Change Research (1996-2002) and the McGill School of Environment (2003-2008).

Prof. Roulet’s primary interest are on the interactions among climate, hydrology, and ecosystem structure and function that determine the biogeochemistry of the gaseous exchanges between ecosystems and the atmosphere and the lateral water exchanges between ecosystems within catchments. His ecosystems of interest are primarily forests, peatlands and shallow lakes, and the ecoclimatic regions, mostly boreal, subarctic and Arctic. He approaches his research by combining empirical studies from the scale of individual plants to landscapes such as the Hudson Bay Lowlands, with a theoretical approach using simulation.

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