Presentations

Recent Scholarly Papers/Posters:

Smith, R. and Blair, D. 2015. Visualizing Climate Migration. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Prairie Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Kenora, Ontario, September 2015.

Ducharme, A. and Blair, D. 2015. Transboundary Water Concerns and Climate Change in the Prairie Provinces. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Prairie Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Kenora, Ontario, September 2015.

Smith, R. and Blair, D. 2014. The Manitoba Climate Atlas Project. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Prairie Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Elkhorn Resorts, Manitoba, September 2014.

Romulo, L., Smith, R., Blair, D., and Rohl, R. 2013. On the use of Synoptic Typer Tools to Identify the Synoptic Controls on Tornadic Occurrence in the Southeastern United States. To be presented (by Romolo) at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, California, April 2013.

Blair, D., and Smith, R. The Changing Climates of Canada. Presented at Annual Meeting of Prairie Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Winkler, Manitoba, September 2012.

Blair, D., Smith, R. and Dahni, R. 2008. Synoptic Typer Tools: User-friendly eigenvector classification of gridded data. Presented (by Blair) at Advances in Weather and Circulation Type Classifications and Applications Conference, Krakow, Poland, October 2008.

 

Recent  Invited Lectures/Presentations:

Blair, Danny 2017. Introduction to the Prairie Climate Centre. Presentation to Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Winnipeg, MB 31 May 2017.

Blair, Danny 2017. Climate Change and You(th).  Keynote presentation to Climate Change Connection's Youth Conference on Climate Change, Miles Macdonell Collegiate, Winnipeg, MB, 25 April 2017.

Blair, Danny 2017. Climate Change on the Prairies: What to Expect. Keynote speaker at Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds Conference, Esterhazy, SK, 7 April 2017.

Blair, Danny 2017. The Prairie Climate Atlas: A Multimedia Decision-Making Toolbox. Presentation to Society of Earth Sciences and Envrionmental Students (SESES) Speaker Series, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, University of Manitoba, 4 April 2017.

Blair, Danny 2017. The Implications of Climate Change in Manitoba. Presentation to MB Sustainable Development, Spring Incident Management Team Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, 21 March 2017.

Blair, Danny 2017. Climate Change Projections for Decision-Makers. Presentation to Prairies Regional Adaptation Collaborative (PRAC)-MB Sustainable Development-Eco-West Workshop: Being Climate Smart, Evidence-Based Decision Making for Municipalities, Portage la Prairie, MB, 21 March 2017.

Blair, Danny; Ian Mauro and Hank Venema 2017. The Prairie Climate Centre and Prairie Cimate Change. Invited presentation to Governemnt of Manitoba Progressive Conservative Caucus, Winnipeg, MB, 20 March 2017.

Blair, Danny 2017. The Impact of Climate Change on Recreation. Presentation/Workshop at Recreation Connections Manitoba Conference 2017, Winnipeg, MB, 14 February 2017. (Prairie Climate Centre ‘Report Cards” are here)

Blair, Danny 2017. Manitoba Climate Change. Presentation at 34th Annual Red River Basin Land & Water International Summit Conference, Fargo, ND, USA, 18 January 2017.

Blair, Danny 2016. An Introduction to Climate Change Science for Investors. Presentation to SHARE (Shareholder Association for Research and Education) Trustee Master Class, Winnipeg, MB, 5 December 2016.

Blair, Danny 2016. Climate Disruption in the Prairies and Beyond. Workshop/Presentation at MCC Matters 2016: Changing Climate, Changed Lives. Mennonite Central Committee Conference, Winnipeg, MB, 19 November 2016.

Blair, Danny 2016. Climate Change: The Future is Coming and You May Not Like It. Presentation at Brandon Emergency Support Team (B.E.S.T.) Conference, Brandon, MB, 10 November 2016.

Blair, Danny 2016. Preparing for a New Climate in Saskatchewan. Presentation in Campus Sustainability Speaker Series, University of Saskatchewan Campus Sustainability Week, Saskatoon, SK, 12 October 2016.

Blair, Danny 2016. Climate Change and the Need for Informed Decision-Making. Presentation to University of Saskatchewan Decision-Makers, University Club, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, 12 October 2016.

Blair, Danny 2016. Preparing for a New Climate. Keynote Speaker at Western Canadian University Physical Plant Administration (WCCUPPA) Conference: Sustainability in Action, Winnipeg, MB, 23 June 2016.

Blair, Danny 2016. Planning for a New Climate. Presentation to Manitoba Professional Planners Institute (MPPI) Planning Conference, Brandon, MB, 20 May 2016.

Blair, Danny 2016. Prairie Climate Centre: Mobilizing Knowledge, Inspiring Change. Presentation to Leadership Winnipeg, University of Winnipeg event, Winnipeg, MB, 13 May 2016.

Blair, Danny and Hank Venema 2016. Introduction to the Prairie Climate Centre. Presentation to Canadian Water Research Association (CWRA), Winnipeg, MB, 12 May 2016.

Blair, Danny 2016. Introduction to the Prairie Climate Atlas. Presentation at Canada Adaptation 2016 Conference, Ottawa, ON, 13 April 2016.

Blair, Danny 2016. Anticipating an Extreme Prairie Climate.  Presentation to Joint Provincial-Federal Interagency Emergency Management Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, 30 March 2016.

Venema, Hank and Danny Blair 2016.  An Introduction to the Prairie Climate Centre. Presentation to Prairie Regional Adaptation Collaborative (PRAC) MB-SK-AB Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, 21 March 2016.

Blair, Danny 2016. Adapting to an Uncertain Climate Future. Presentation to Water and Land Management in the Bioeconomy Workshop, Winnipeg, MB, 2 February 2016.

Blair, Danny 2016. The Building Risk of Building Risk. Presentation to PRAC Climate Change and Buildings Workshop, Winnipeg, MB, 21 January 2016.

Blair, Danny 2016. Coping with the New Normal. Presentation at Manitoba 2020 Conference: Creating a Vision for a Resilient Future, Emergency Management in Manitoba: 2020 and Beyond, Portage La Prairie, MB, 14 January 2016.

Blair, Danny 2015. Prairie Climate Change: Denial is Futile. Presentation in the City of Winnipeg’s Skywalk at Night lecture series (Charleswood Library), Winnipeg, MB, 24 November 2015.

Blair, Danny 2015. Water Matters in Our Changing Climate. Presentation at Assiniboine River Basin Conference, Brandon, MB, 12 November 2015.

Blair, Danny 2015. Climate Change and Disasters. Presentation at Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (DRIE) Central 16th Annual Conference, Winnipeg, MB, 22 October 2015.

Blair, Danny 2015. Living on the Curve.  Pecha Kucha presentation at Sustainability Night 20 X 20, Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg, MB, 5 October 2015.

Blair, Danny and Mauro, Ian 2015. Cognitive Dissonance and Climate Change.  Presentation at TEDx University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, 26 September 2015.

Blair, Danny 2015. Climate Change Science. Presentation to Climate Change Bootcamp for Teachers (Climate Change Connection, MB Eco-Network, MB Education and Advanced Learning), Winnipeg, MB, 14 April 2015.

Blair, Danny 2015. Climate Change: A Risky Proposition. Presentation to the Risk Insurance Management Society, Manitoba Chapter, Winnipeg, MB, 27 January 2015.

Blair, Danny 2015. Manitoba’s New Climate: Normal No More. Presentation at Manitoba AgDays, Brandon, MB, 21 January 2015.

Blair, Danny 2014. Climate Disruption and Risk. Presentation to RIMS Canada Conference. Winnipeg, MB, 16 September 2014.

Blair, Danny 2014. The Increasing Risk of Dangerous Climate Change. Presentation to ASIS Manitoba Chapter #198. Winnipeg, MB, 15 May 2014.

Blair, Danny 2014. Climate Change in Manitoba: Impacts and Adaptation. Panel discussion, University of Manitoba’s Manitoba institute for Policy Research, Policy, Pizza and a Pint, at University of Manitoba Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe. Winnipeg, MB. 29 April 2014.

Blair, Danny 2014. The Threat of Climate Change: Are We Smart Enough to Respond? Presentation to University of Winnipeg 55 Plus Program. Winnipeg, MB. 27 March 2014.

Hunter, Cameron and Danny Blair 2014. The Jet Stream: The Prairie Weather Maker. Presentation to Univeristy of Winnipeg Fred Douglas Place Lecture Series. Winnipeg, MB. 19 March 2014.

Blair, Danny 2014. The Fundamentals of Climate Change. Climate Change Connection Boot Camp for Assiniboine Zoo staff. Winnipeg, MB. 5 March 2014.

Blair, Danny 2014. Stationarity on the Run: The New Normal for Manitoba’s Climate. Presentation to Nature Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB. 3 March 2014.

Blair, Danny 2013. Droughts, Floods or Both? Presentation at 18th Annual Fields on Wheels Conference: Grain Transportation and Climate Change. Winnipeg, MB. 22 October 2013.

Blair, Danny 2013. The Impact of Climate Change in Manitoba. Workshop presentations on climate change. Manitoba Municipal Administrator's Association Annual Convention. Brandon, MB. 30 April 2013.

Blair, Danny 2013. Are Natural Disasters Really Natural? Presentation at Portsmouth Retirement Residence. Winnipeg, MB, 9 April 2013.

Blair, Danny 2013. Manitoba's Future Climate.  Presentation at Climate Change Connection workshop, Severe Weather in Manitoba: Potential Impacts of Climate Change. Winnipeg, MB, 2 April 2013.

Blair, Danny 2013. Climate change panel discussion participant at screening of Chasing Ice, Cinematheque Theatre. Winnipeg, MB, 20 March 2013.

Blair, Danny 2013. Climate change panelist. Collective Learning on Emerging Atmospheric Research (CLEAR) Workshop, University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB, 16 March 2013.

Blair, Danny 2013. Climate Change and the Changing Environment for Manitoba. Presentation to ACEC-MB Energ Reception. Assoociation of Consulting Engineers of Canada - Manitoba Chapter. Winnipeg, MB. 12 March 2013.

Blair, Danny 2013. Whither the Ice and Cold?  Luncheon Keynote Address at University of Manitoba Transport Institute's Northern Exposure 2: Realities of Remote Logistics. Winnipeg, MB, 1 March 2013.

Blair, Danny 2013. The Climate is Changing. Why Aren't We? Mini-lecture presented at University of Winnipeg Open House. Winnipeg, MB, 20 February 2013.

Blair, Danny 2013. Climate Change in Manitoba. Keynote address at Climate Change and Public Health: A Workshop for Public Health and Primary Care Leaders and Policy-Makers. Public Health Agency of Canada/Manitoba Health. Winnipeg, Manitoba, 12 February 2013.

Blair, Danny 2013. Climate Normals are History.  Presentation in the University of Winnipeg-Millenium Library Skywalk Lecture Series, Winnipeg, MB, 23 January 2013.

Blair, Danny 2013. Is the Future State of Manitoba's Climate…Nebraska? Presentation at Manitoba Ag Days, Brandon, Manitoba, 15 January 2013.

Blair, Danny 2012. On Creating Change. Presentation to Creation in Peril: Protect What You Love, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 27 October 2012.

Blair, Danny 2012. Prehistoric Water and Climate Fluctuations. Presentation to Storm Warning: Water, Energy and Climate Security in a Changing World, Banff, Alberta, 16 October 2012.

Blair, Danny 2012. Climate Change and Variability. Presentation to Manitoba 2011 Flood Review Task Force, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 17 August 2012. 

Blair, Danny 2012. Climate Change in the Lake Winnipeg Watershed. Evening Expert Panel presentation to 2012 Living Lakes Canada Gathering and Lake Winnipeg Foundation Red Zone II Community Forum, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 23 May 2012.

 Blair, Danny 2012. Global Climate Change: Implications for Lake Winnipeg and its Watershed.  Presentation to 2012 Living Lakes Canada Gathering and Lake Winnipeg Foundation Red Zone II Community Forum, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 23 May 2012.

Blair, Danny 2012. Climate Change Science: What You Need to Know. Presentation to Let’s Talk Science University of Winnipeg High School Symposium, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 18 May 2012.

Blair, Danny 2012. Science for Society. Keynote Address to 2012 International Student Science Fair, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 30 April 2012.

Blair, Danny 2012. Climate Change on the Prairies: Come Hell or High Water? Keynote Address at 2012 Manitoba Flood Conference (Canadian Public Works Association), Winnipeg, Manitoba, 26 April 2012.

Blair, Danny 2012. Climate Change as a Driver in a Surface Water Management Strategy.  Presentation to Province of Manitoba Surface Water Management Strategy Workshop, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 3 April 2012.

Blair, Danny 2012. Preparing for Extremes: Climate Change in the Prairies. Presentation to DRIE Central Regional Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 25 April 2012.

Blair, Danny 2012. Current and Projected Temperature and Precipitation Trends in Manitoba. Presentation to Exploring Options for Manitoba’s Forage and Beef Sectors to Adapt to Climate Change Workshop, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1 February 2012.

 Blair, Danny 2012. Climate Change Risk. Presentation to ASIS International Manitoba Chapter, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 19 January 2012.

 Blair, Danny 2012. State of the Climate: Manitoba and Beyond.  Presentation to Province of Manitoba Climate Data, Modeling and Applications Planning Workshop, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 17 January 2012.

Blair, Danny 2011. Current and Projected Temperature and Precipitation Trends in Manitoba. Presentation to Province of Manitoba Workshop on Agricultural Climate Change Adaptation, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 30 November 2011.

Blair, Danny 2011. Climate Change in Manitoba: A Review of the Science, Trends and Projections. Presentation to Province of Manitoba Climate Change Adaptation Workshop, Brandon, Manitoba, 2 November 2011. (was paid to make this presentation)

Blair, Danny 2011. Climate Change: The Big Picture. Presentation to Shareholder Association for Research & Education (SHARE) Managing Climate Change Risks Workshop, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 19 October 2011.

Blair, Danny 2011. Climate Change Connections: There’s Work to be Done. Presentation to Atmospheric Science Professional Development Day, Department of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 24 March 2011.

Blair, Danny 2011. Climate Change in Manitoba: A Review of the Science, Trends and Projections. Climate Change Adaptation Workshop, City Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 25 March 2011. (was paid to make this presentation)

Blair, Danny 2011. An Introduction to Wind and Weather. Rockwood School (grade 5/6). Winnipeg, Manitoba, 9 March 2011.

Blair, Danny 2011. An Introduction to Wind and Weather. Weston School (grade 5/6). Winnipeg, Manitoba, 16 February 2011.

Blair, Danny 2010. Agriculture & Adaptation to Climate Change in the Canadian Prairies. Canadian Farm Writers’ Conference, Moose Jaw, SK, 2 October 2010.

Blair, Danny 2010. General Overview of Current and Projected Meteorological Effects of Climate Change: Manitoba and Region. Province of Manitoba – State of Wisconsin Workshop Series Workshop #1 – Regional Climate Modelling, Winnipeg, MB, 16 September 2010.

Blair, Danny 2010. Prairie Climate: The Future Looks Tense, Science Seminar Series, Faculty of Science, Brandon University, Brandon, MB, 9 April 2010.

Blair, Danny 2010. The Case for Agricultural Adaptation to Rapid Climate Change on the Northern Plains:The Transformation is Underway. Adapting Agriculture to a Changing Prairie Climate Workshop, Winnipeg, MB, 4 March 2010.

Blair, Danny 2010. Climate Change 101. University of Winnipeg DCE Seniors Lecture Series, Winnipeg, MB, 2 March 2010.

Blair, Danny 2010.  Climate Change 101. Conference Board of Canada, Centre for National Security Workshop, Winnipeg, MB, 21 October 2009.

Blair, Danny 2009. Climate Change: Key Concepts for the Keystone Province, Manitoba Forestry Branch Climate Change Summit, Winnipeg, MB, 13 August 2009.

Blair, Danny 2009. Climate Change in Manitoba, Seniors Scene community group, Victoria Beach, MB, 5 August 2009.

Blair, Danny 2009. The Basic Science of Climate Change. Climate Change Connection Youth Forum, Manitou, MB, 13 April 2009.

Blair, Danny 2009. Projected Changes and Impacts. Manitoba Adaptation Day Workshop, International Institute of Sustainable Development, Winnipeg, MB, 26 March 2009.

Blair, D. 2009. Global Warming: Urgently in Need of Urgency. Creative Retirement Manitoba, 19 February 2009, Winnipeg, MB.

Blair, D. 2009. Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation. Manitoba Assembly of Chiefs’ Climate Change: Planning for Our Future Conference, Winnipeg, MB,11 February 2009.

Blair, Danny 2008. The Science of Climate Change. Climate Change Connection Youth Conference on Climate Change, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, 5 December 2008.

Blair, Danny 2008. The Science of Climate Change (for teachers only at this one). Climate Change Connection Youth Conference on Climate Change, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, 12 December 2008.

Blair, Danny 2008. Climate Change: A Primer. Climate Change Connection Boot Camp, Winnipeg, MB, 7 November 2008.

Blair, Danny 2008. Global Warming: A World of Change. Canadian Women’s Club of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, 19 March 2008.

Blair, Danny 2008. Climate Change: A Primer. Climate Change Connection Boot Camp, Winnipeg, MB, 28 March 2008.

Blair, Danny 2008. Climate Change: Past, Present, Future. Manitoba Climate Change Conference & Earth Forum, Winnipeg, MB, 22 April 2008.

Blair, Danny 2008. Closing Plenary Session Panel of Experts on Future Actions (with Rt. Hon. Ed Schreyer and others). Manitoba Climate Change Conference & Earth Forum, Winnipeg, MB, 23 April 2008.

Blair, Danny 2008. The Science of Climate Change. Climate Change Connection Youth Conference on Climate Change, Sisler High School, Winnipeg, MB, 24 April 2008.

Blair, Danny 2008. Climate Change. Sturgeon Creek High School, Winnipeg, MB, 22 May 2008.

Blair, Danny 2008. Climate Change (lecture and seminar). JH Bruns Collegiate, Winnipeg, MB, 29 May 2008.

 Blair, Danny 2008. Why You Need to Take Climate Change Seriously. Skywalk Lecture Series, Millenium Library, Winnipeg, MB, 28 November 2007.

Blair, Danny 2007. The Science of Climate Change. Climate Change Connection Youth Conference on Climate Change, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, 30 November 2007.

Blair, Danny 2007. The Science of Climate Change. Climate Change Connection Youth Conference on Climate Change, University of Winnipeg, 7 December 2007.

Blair, Danny 2007. Global Warming: A Sea Change for the Prairies. Presented to the Canadian Water Resources Association, Winnipeg, MB, 8 May 2007.

 

Recent Workshops, Seminars, Panels:

Manitoba Prairies Regional Adaptation Collaborative (PRAC) Final Forum, Winnipeg, MB, 22 March 2012 (participant).

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Regional Dialogue on Climate Change and Public Health for MB/SK Workshop, Regina, SK, 29 February 2012 (invited participant).

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Regional Dialogue on Climate Change and Public Health for MB/SK Workshop, Regina, SK, 29 February 2012 (invited participant).

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Regional Dialogue on Climate Change and Public Health for MB/SK Workshop, Regina, SK, 29 February 2012 (invited participant).

Province of Manitoba – State of Wisconsin Workshop Series Workshop #1 – Regional Climate Modelling, Technical Session Moderator, Winnipeg, MB, 17 September 2010.

Paleoclimate Workshop (with B. Buhay). Science Council of Manitoba Youth Forum Workshop, University of Winnipeg, Saturday 29 September 2007 (UofW convener and host).