Gordon McBean

Character introduction

Gordon McBean PhD is Professor Emeritus, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, Western University, London, Canada and immediate past President of the International Council for Science. During the past 10 years, he has given 200+ presentations to scientific conferences and he regularly gives presentations to high school and public groups on climate change and disaster risk reduction science and related issues. He was: Professor of Geography, Political Science and Physics at Western (2000-2015); Assistant Deputy Minister, Environment Canada (1994-2000) responsible for weather, climate and air quality sciences and services, including advising Ministers for Kyoto Protocol and related issues; Professor, Atmospheric-Oceanic Sciences, University of British Columbia (1988-94); and Senior Scientist in Environment Canada. He is a Member of the Orders of Canada and of Ontario; Fellow: Royal Society of Canada; American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and Royal Canadian Geographical Society; and awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, shared for his contributions to the IPCC; and awarded, in 2015: University of British Columbia Alumni Award of Distinction; American Geophysical Union Ambassador Award; and American Meteorological Society Cleveland Abbe Prize; and in 2017, 62nd International Meteorological Organization Prize.

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