A top climate scientist dives into Canada’s energy versus climate bunfight. Andrew Weaver shares the most surprising part of moving from science to politics, what it’s like to negotiate the political tension between the go-slow right and the eager left, and answers the question: how realistic is Canada’s 2030 commitment?
Join David, Sara, Ed, and special guest Andrew Weaver, professor of earth and ocean sciences at the University of Victoria and former leader of the BC Green Party, on Energy vs Climate, Thursday, May 20 at 11 a.m. MT / 1 p.m. ET.
About your co-hosts:
Dr. Andrew Weaver is a professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria and a former leader of the BC Green Party. Dr. Weaver has served as Canada Research Chair in climate modelling and analysis and is a Lead Author on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s scientific assessments. He has authored or coauthored over 200 peer-reviewed papers and received numerous awards.
David Keith is a professor at Harvard in Engineering and the Kennedy School. He is the founder of Carbon Engineering and was formerly a professor at the University of Calgary. He splits his time between Canmore and Cambridge.
Sara Hastings-Simon is a senior research associate at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines and a research fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy. Prior to that she was the manager of the cleantech practice at McKinsey & Company, and director of Clean Economy at the Pembina Institute.
Ed Whittingham is a clean energy policy/finance consultant, fellow at the Public Policy Forum and a mentor with the Creative Destruction Lab. He is the former executive director of the Pembina Institute.
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