Climate change researcher to discuss controversial report

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What about that climate change? Madhav Khandekar, a former research scientist with Environment Canada, will discuss the controversial findings of Climate Change Reconsidered, a recent report by the Non-governmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC).

The talk will take place Wednesday, Feb 1, from 4 to 5:30pm, in the Harry Leith Room, 004 Atkinson College, Keele campus.

Madhav KhandekarKhandekar will assess the present state of the Earth’s climate, as well as the possibility of the climate becoming significantly colder, rather than warmer, in the next decade or two.

Left: Madhav Khandekar

He holds a BSc in mathematics and physics, an MSc in statistics from Pune University, India, and MS and PhD degrees in meteorology from Florida State University. Khandekar has been involved with weather and climate science for more than 54 years. He has published over 150 papers, reports, book reviews and scientific commentaries and is the author of Operational Analysis and Prediction of Ocean Wild Waves.

In addition, he was a contributor to Climate Change Reconsidered and an expert reviewer for the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007 climate change documents. He is also a member of the editorial board for the Natural Hazards journal and is a former editor of the journal Climate Research.

The talk is sponsored by the School of Administrative Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

For more information, visit the School of Administrative Studies website.