Ontario Invasive Plant Council’s AGM & Conference
October 10-11 2017
This year, the Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC) is hosting our Invasive Plant Conference and Annual General Meeting in Ottawa Ontario. The focus of this year’s event is Canada 150 & OIPC 10: Success, Milestones and the Future of Invasive Plant Management in Ontario. This event will bring together up to 200 conservation practitioners and interested laypeople from across Ontario to connect with those working in the field of invasive plants and to stay up-to-date on exciting new projects and accomplishments.
We are pleased to welcome, David Phillips Senior Climatologist from Environment and Climate Change Canada as our keynote speaker!
Tomorrow’s Weather Forecast: Warmer, Wetter and Wilder
The Earth is warming faster and greater now than it has in a very long time. Yet, more extreme and variable weather and a destabilization of historic weather patterns may be the most significant outcome from an over-heated planet facing run-away climate change. For nature, it’s clear that even slight warming will have a significant impact on biodiversity and the loss of life-sustaining habitats. Environmental change will also cause native species to become stressed putting invasives at a competitive advantage for the exploitation of dwindling resources.What is for sure is that we can no longer assume that yesterday’s weather will apply tomorrow. The future is not going to look like the past. We need to lan better for the climate coming not what has happened.
David has been employed with Environment Canada’s weather service for 50 years. His work activities relate to the study of the climate of Canada and to promote awareness and understanding of meteorology. He has published several books, papers and reports, including a book on The Climates of Canada, and two bestsellers: The Day Niagara Falls Ran Dry and Blame It On The Weather. He is the originator and author of the Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar, the most popular calendar sold in Canada, and now in its 30th year. David frequently appears on national radio and television as a commentator on weather and climate matters. He has been awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, the Queen Elizabeth Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals and has twice received the Public Service Merit Award. David is the recipient of three honorary doctorates from the universities of Waterloo and Windsor and Nipissing University. In 2001, David was named to the Order of Canada.
Registration information and other details will be posted on the OIPC AGM page, as they become available.
See you in October!