Media Advisory - Briefing on Major International Climate Report - 2007 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)



    OTTAWA, Jan. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - On February 2, 2007 the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release part 1 of its Fourth Assessment
Report to the international community, at a press conference in Paris. The
report represents the consensus of the international scientific community on
the state of the world's climate. The Canadian Foundation for Climate and
Atmospheric Sciences is pleased to invite you to a briefing on the findings of
the report at 9:30a.m. February 2nd, 2007 in Ottawa.
    The chapter being released looks at the physical science basis of climate
change. It describes current scientific knowledge of the natural and human
drivers of climate change, observed changes in climate, the ability of science
to attribute these changes to different causes, and projections of future
climate. Other parts of the report will be released in stages during the year.
    The briefing will give you the chance to hear directly from Canadian lead
authors from university and government. These experts have contributed
directly to the report and will outline major advances in climate change
knowledge since the last IPCC report was published in 2001; they will also
identify some of the challenges that lie ahead both for Canada and for the
global community.

    Chair: Dr. Gordon McBean, Chairman, Canadian Foundation for Climate and
    Atmospheric Sciences. Participating speakers:
    
    - Professor René Laprise, Université du Québec à Montréal, is Canada's
      foremost  specialist  in  the  area of  regional  climate  modelling
      and projections;
    - Professor Richard (Dick) Peltier, University of Toronto, is a
      paleoclimatologist whose groundbreaking work aims to further our
      understanding of long-term climate trends;
    - Dr. Gregory Flato is an Environment Canada senior research scientist
      who specializes in the role of the cryosphere (the frozen part of the
      earth) in climate;
    - Dr. John Fyfe is a research scientist at Environment Canada's Centre
      for Climate Modelling and Analysis and an internationally recognized
      authority on high latitude climate variability and change;
    - Professor Andrew Weaver, University of Victoria, is a world leader in
      climate dynamics and the Canada Research Chair in Global Climate
      Modelling and Analysis. Dr. Weaver will participate from Victoria via
      teleconference.

    The briefing will be held:

             9:30am to 11:00am (followed by light refreshments)
                           Friday February 2, 2007
                  International Development Research Centre
                          250 Albert Street, Ottawa
                           Auditorium, 14th Floor
    

    RSVP by 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 31st

    By email: demmery@cfcas.org or by phone: (613) 238-2223 ext. 201

    NOTE: Participating speakers will be available for media interviews
    following the session.




For further information:

For further information: For further event information please contact:
Pierre Normand, (613) 276-2971; Dawn Conway, (613) 238-2223 ext. 202; For
information about the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences
(CFCAS) please visit www.cfcas.org

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