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Experts available to discuss impacts of climate change

McMaster experts available to discuss climate change

Earth Day 2024 is another opportunity to talk about climate change – what is happening, who it impacts and what we can do.

Professor Altaf Arain is director of the McMaster Centre for Climate Change. He is available to discuss the broad impacts of climate change including rising temperatures, extreme weather events and infrastructure.

  • Arain has done research into forest ecosystems and their restoration, establishing an observatory in Turkey Point to examine the impact of extreme weather


Myles Sergeant, assistant clinical professor in McMaster’s Department of Family Medicine and sustainability expert, is available to speak with media about the intersection between environmental issues and health.

  • Read from Sergeant here on the power individuals and the health care sector have to make more sustainable choices, and why he hasn’t lost hope to save our “frail planet”


Nuclear engineering professor David Novog is director of the McMaster Institute for Energy Studies. He can speak about the resurgence of nuclear energy and its role as a green alternative to fossil fuels.

  • Novog  has written a piece in Maclean’s on the potential of small modular reactors (SMRs) to help Canada achieve net-zero emissions by 2050


Bruce Newbold, professor in the School of Earth, Environment & Society, can discuss the impact of climate change on population movement. As a population geographer, he can comment on climate migration, immigration, and sustainability.


Associate professor, Nancy Doubleday, can talk about climate change policy and its impact on broader issues like social justice, peace, and health.