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November 6, 2019

Posted by Communications and Marketing on November 6, 2019

Below you will find suggested Dalhousie University experts who can speak to current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Tuesday, November 6, 2019.

Scientists around the globe issue warning of climate emergency
More than 11,000 scientists have signed a climate crisis statement warning policy makers and the public of a climate emergency. A number of scientists from Dalhousie University have signed the statement and are available to provide comment on the declaration.

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Shannon Sterling, Associate Professor Earth and Environmental Sciences
Director, Hydrology Research Group
Research Specialties: Climate change
Contact: Shannon.Sterling@Dal.Ca or 902-223-6911

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Tony Walker, Assistant Professor, School for Resource and Environmental Studies.
Research Specialties: Biodiversity conservation, freshwater and marine systems, health and environmental justice, Industrial sustainability, urban and regional issues.
Contact: trwalker@dal.ca and 902-494-4478.

Dalhousie Expert: Anders Hayden, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Research Specialties: Critical perspectives on economic growth: politics of sufficiency, alternative measurements of prosperity and wellbeing ("Beyond GDP"), ecological modernization / green growth, sustainable consumption, environmental politics, and politics of climate change
Contact: Anders.Hayden@Dal.Ca or (902) 494-6602 / (902) 420-0468

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Danial Rainham Director, Environmental Science, Elizabeth May Chair in Sustainability and Environmental Health, Senior Research Scholar, Healthy Populations Institute 
Research Specialties: Health impacts associated with climate change
Contact: daniel.rainham@dal.ca or 902-219-0933

Canadian beef and pork exports to China set to resume
After a nearly four-month-long trade dispute between China and Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canadian beef and pork exports will resume. The dispute began when Chinese customs authorities reported finding banned residue in a batch of pork back in June. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is available to discuss the dispute, how it impacted beef and pork industries, and what the reopening of exports means.

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Professor, Food Distribution and Policy, Faculties of Management and Agriculture.
Research Specialties: Food distribution, food policy, food safety, food security, traceability.
Contact: sylvain.charlebois@dal.ca and 902-222-4142.