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SFU experts available on heat wave and climate change
Over the weekend, B.C. shattered Canada’s highest temperature record, as the Village of Lytton reached an all-time high of 46.6 C/115 F. The heat wave, described by Environment Canada as “dangerous and historic,” indicates to the possible extreme changes in climate in Canada’s future.
The following SFU experts are available to speak on various issues surrounding the current weather in B.C. and Canada.
AVAILABLE SFU EXPERTS
ADEEL ZAFAR, professor, School of Sustainable Energy Engineering
778.688.2701 | email@example.com
Expertise: Economic impacts of flooding, how heat waves and forest fires can trigger floods and landslides, adaptations to climate change, nature-based solutions for long-term building of resilience
SCOTT LEAR, professor, health sciences, Pfizer/Heart & Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiovascular Prevention Research | firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Symptoms and science of heat exhaustion, as well as ways to prevent it while enjoying outdoor activities or engaging in any type of exercise
ANDREANNE DOYON, assistant professor, School of Resource & Environmental Management
403.707.7141 | email@example.com
Expertise: Urban planning and heat waves, mitigating the urban heat island effect, climate justice and equity related impacts of climate change and our responses to these events
KEN LERTZMAN, professor emeritus, School of Resource & Environmental Management
250.333.8600 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Climate impacts on forests, fires, and ecosystems
MATT KIELTYKA, SFU Communications & Marketing
236.880.2187 | email@example.com
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