“Climate Change: Effects and Predictions for Smithers and Area” presentation by Dr. Mel Reasoner
On October 7, 2016, Dr. Mel Reasoner delivered the presentation "Climate Change: Effects and Predictions for Smithers and Area" in Smithers.
Dr. Reasoner holds a PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Alberta.
Dr. Reasoner's research focused on past climate change and vegetation history in western North America and he taught courses in weather and climate, climate change, paleoclimatology and geology.
He directed an international initiative (sponsored by the Swiss Academy of Science) that focuses on global change issues in mountain regions worldwide and became involved in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment as a lead author of a chapter that examines atmospheric conditions and trends in mountain systems.
Over the last 7 years, Mel contributed to the Columbia Basin Trust’s 'Communities Adapting to Climate Change Initiative' as a member of the technical support team and delivered many climate science presentations for this initiative.
He is currently working as a climate consultant in the Nelson area for Climate Resilience Consultants (CRC) and has delivered workshops like this one in about 30 communities.