The Two Degree Target

“The future of the climate system does depend entirely on our imagination”

Damon Matthews
Damon Matthews is an associate professor in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment at Concordia University. He obtained a B.Sc. in environmental science from Simon Fraser University in 1999, and a Ph.D. in earth and ocean sciences from the University of Victoria in 2004. Prior to joining Concordia in January 2007, he held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University. Through his research, he explores the many interactions between human activities, natural ecosystems, and future climate change, and contributes to the knowledge base required to promote sound national and international climate policy. Damon is currently investigating the uncertainties associated with sinks and sources of greenhouse gases in relation to expected future climate changes. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Stabilization Targets for Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Concentrations, and he contributed to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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