Twelve Canadians: David Phillips, Canada's chief climatologist

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Green Planet Monitor - Twelve Canadians

In the age of apparently accelerating global warming, no one has their finger on Earth’s weather pulse more squarely and firmly than Phillips, Canada’s chief climatologist and an eminent Canadian. Anyone who regularly listens to the radio here in Canada is likely to have heard Dave Phillips on various occasions. He’s “Canada’s Weatherman” (although Environment Canada is quick to point out that Phillips is their chief “climatologist”). One thing’s for sure: David Phillips is Canada’s leading public commentator on that subject of all-consuming interest for Canadians -- the weather. In this land of withering heat, bitter cold, endless snow, and buckets of rain, no one tells it like it is better than David Phillips. For over four decades, Phillips has delivered informed insights with verve and panache. Listen to him here.

About Twelve Canadians

Twelve Canadians is a series of half-hour audio docs about Canadian women and men who stand out from the crowd; people who've been devoting their lives to social, economic or environmental justice, and to the healthy development of Canadian communities and the world. Each episode examines a specific issue or situation, through the eyes/voices of people who've been active in that area. More than just twelve. Twelve Canadians is produced by Earth Chronicle Productions' Dave Kattenburg, with the generous support of the Social Justice Fund of the Canadian Autoworkers Union -- now known as Unifor. Find out more at

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