Climate Change and the Future with Dr. Thomas Pedersen
Date: May 2, 2012
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Climate Change and the Future: Difficult Decisions, Multiple Opportunities
Join Dr. Thomas Pedersen, Director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions for an informative presentation on Global Warming. Dr. Pedersen's previous positions included Dean of Science (2003-2009), Professor of Oceanography and Director of the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria (2002-2003), and Associate Dean, Research, for the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Pedersen holds a degree in Geology from the University of British Columbia and a PhD in Marine Geochemistry from the University of Edinburgh. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He is an internationally recognized authority on Ocean Chemistry, has published extensively in the field of Paleoceanography, and has longstanding interests in climate change issues and the application of government policy to climate-change mitigation and adaptation.
Global warming is a reality, human activities are responsible, and the challenge of dealing with it is immense. BC is well paced to meet the challenge, and in doing so to generate new economic wealth and be a leader in the creation of a new energy structure for the industrial world. Getting there will require bold vision for British Columbia, not just from our politicians but also from our captains of industry, including the many leaders within our Chambers of Commerce.