Queen's University

Extreme weather expert

2010-03-19

Robert Gilbert, expert in human-induced environmental change, is available to discuss this winter's extreme weather patterns.
Dr. Gilbert suggests that the weather this year is particularly severe for three reasons:
1) As our climate warms due to human influence, winter and summer weather are becoming more severe. 2) Weather patterns become unshakable – especially with the location of the Arctic Front and the jet stream across North America.3) This is a la Nina year.
Dr. Gilbert says Canadians should expect the extreme weather trend to continue for years to come – and even get worse – as human impact increases.
He is a professor of geography at Queen’s. His research on human-induced global warming and weather patterns has been published in Nature.
To arrange an interview with Dr. Gilbert, please contact Communications Assistants Molly Kehoe, molly.kehoe@queensu.ca, 613.533.2877, or Alissa Clark, alissa.clark@queensu.ca, 613.533.6000 ext 77513, Queen’s News & Media Services. 
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