Queen's University

Earth Hour

2011-03-27

Climate change expert Harry McCaughey is available to discuss the importance of Earth Hour, which takes place this Saturday.

As people around the world prepare to turn off lights and conserve energy for one hour, Dr. McCaughey (a geography professor and climatologist) feels the event is a chance for the world to unite and show that the environment is a serious issue.

“I think Earth Hour is a terrific idea and it’s done a lot to bring attention to climate change. People live busy lives and these high profile events catch the attention of people who might otherwise not focus on the issue,” says Dr. McCaughey, whose research centres on climate change, global warming and other environmentally related issues.

He is also a member of the Queen’s Sustainability Advisory Committee.

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

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