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Durban climate change deal


Queen’s University geography professor and climatologist Harry McCaughey is available to talk about The Durban climate change deal that was signed on Sunday.

Dr. McCaughey, a global warming expert, was disappointed with the outcome of the conference.

“We got a deal and but it’s extremely weak. I’m very disappointed in Canada’s stance and the overall outcome but at least we got something – the continuation of Kyoto in the European community and the promise to get high emitters into a legally binding structure. Now the issue is timing – it’s really against us. Nothing major is likely to happen until after 2020 and that is a very big problem,” says Dr. McCaughey.

Please note Dr. McCaughey is only available for phone interviews.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca or Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or Anne.Craig@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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