Experts: COP24 UN Climate Change Conference

Leaders are asking for action on climate change. The planet's climate is already changing and countries are falling behind on their emission targets.
Published: 4 December 2018

Sébastien Jodoin, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University

“For the last twenty years, international negotiations in the field of climate change have failed to lead to effective measures for reducing carbon emissions in line with the recommendations provided by the scientific community. That is why we are shifting our efforts to combat climate change towards alternative strategies and venues, including cooperation between sub-national actors (cities, states, and provinces), initiatives involving corporations and industry sectors, and the initiation of climate litigation in domestic courts.”

sebastien.jodoin-pilon [at], (English, French)


Chandra A. Madramootoo, Bioresource Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University

Professor Madramootoo’s work focusses on water scarcity resulting from climate change and its impact on crop irrigation. Many irrigation systems and techniques are being developed, which can apply precise amounts of water to crops.

chandra.madramootoo [at] (English)


Natalya Gomez, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, McGill Univeristy

Professor Gomez looks at the effects of climate change on ice sheets and estimates their contribution to future sea-level rise. Her research contributes to improving our understanding of past and future climate and ice mass changes by exploring the physics of sea-level changes and Earth deformation.

“The scientific evidence is clear that the actions we take now and in the very near future to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming are critical. Every fraction of a degree of further warming comes with more severe consequences for populations and environments around the world.”

natalya.gomez [at] (English)


Lawrence Mysak,Canada Steamship Lines Emeritus Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

Professor Mysak is former director of the Earth System Modelling Group in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. The main goal of his research has been to develop and apply reduced complexity models of the Earth system to better understand decadal and longer-term climate variability and change. Analysis of climate data and data-model intercomparison studies have also been important activities in his research.

“I have modelled both future and past climate changes, and I am very concerned about future global warming and what we can do about it.”

lawrence.mysak [at] (English)


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