Professional Engineer specializing in climate change impacts in the Canadian North and responses to those impacts: mitigation, adaptation, research and education.
John is a lecturer on climate change at Yukon College and the science advisor on climate change for the Yukon Research Centre. He has made many presentations on energy security and climate change in the North, including to the United Nations Environment Programme and Canadian Parliament. He writes for Encyclopedia Britannica on the Arctic and on Climate Change, and he was a reviewer of the Polar Chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 4th Assessment Report. John is based in Whitehorse where he is a City Councillor.
John’s focus is on sustainability for northern communities.