The most recent climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been called a final warning and a survival guide for humanity. Carleton experts are available to discuss climate change and the report.

If you are interested in speaking with an expert below, please feel free to reach out to them directly. If you require other assistance, please email Steven Reid, Media Relations Officer, at

Chris Burn
Chancellor’s Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University


Burn is available to discuss his research focused on the relationship between climate and permafrost. He has been particularly interested in determining the response of ground temperatures and the active layer to climate warming as observed in the western Arctic since 1970. Burn is the president of the International Permafrost Association.

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Stefania Maggi
Professor, Department of Psychology at Carleton University

Maggi is available to discuss how prepared people are to take climate action and the psychological barriers they face in stepping up and doing what needs to be done. There is a continuous call for more action while neglecting why people are having a hard time responding to the call.

Maggi’s areas of expertise are youth activism and participation, emotional impacts of climate change on young people, psychological adaptation (coping and resilience), parenting in the climate change era, and the psychology of climate change.

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Elisabeth Gilmore
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University


Gilmore recently wrote an article for the Conversation on the IPCC report, discussing how people must embrace innovation to solve climate change.

She can discuss the need for adaptation, human impacts, and issues around equity and decision-making related to climate change.

Gilmore works at the intersection of technology, society, and policy to better understand and identify solutions to the complex problems posed by climate change and global environmental issues, like air pollution. Her research has focused on developing scenarios for integrated assessments of climate change, modelling human responses to environmental changes, and technological and societal transformations for mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

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Leanne Keddie
Professor, Sprott School of Business at Carleton University

Keddie is available to discuss sustainability and the role of business, including how firms measure and report their impact on society and the environment, the use of financial incentives, and the role of the circular economy, an economic system based on the reuse and regeneration of materials and products.

Keddie’s research examines corporate sustainability reporting, sustainable bonuses being paid by companies to executives as part of corporate compensation plans, and sustainability performance. Her current research project looks at how companies pay bonuses based on greenhouse gas emission goals.

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