David Phillips, a senior climatologist with Environment Canada, is generally acknowledged as Canada's unofficial weather guru. He is also the originator and author of Canada's most popular calendar, The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar, in its 20th anniversary edition for 2008.
Part of the appeal of weather to Canadians, Phillips says, is that it is demanding and dramatic, but most of all diverse. Arguably, weather is more important to Canadians now than it has ever been, and is likely to be even more important in the future because our climate is changing and so are we. Some experts suggest that our weather is becoming more violent and erratic, but maybe it is simply that we are seeing and hearing more about it, he says.
Please join The Royal Canadian Geographical Society in welcoming David Phillips as he recounts some of Alberta's and Canada's long and dramatic weather past and answers some of the questions that Canadians have long wondered about our wild and wacky weather.
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