New Column Coming To CKDP
James W. S. Young, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.Met.
The Chatham-Kent Daily Post is pleased to announce that internationally-acclaimed scientist Dr. James Young will write a weekly column titled “Our Common Atmosphere”.
The column will explore our atmosphere and how it affects us. He will look at how the atmosphere came to exist, how it works, weather, myths, interesting phenomena, the role it plays in the quality of the air we breathe, its role in art and politics, climate change – and its fragility.
As President of Jim Young Atmospheric Services Inc., Dr. Young has provided specialized air quality and meteorology services for 39 years to international clients, the Canadian private sector as well as to our Federal and Provincial governments.
Dr. Young is affiliated with the global environmental firm SENES Consultants Limited, where he has worked on numerous air quality and weather projects since 1990. He also served as Director General, Research and Director of the Air Quality and Inter-environmental Research Branch at the Canadian Meteorological Service of Environment Canada for over 12 years and was Chief of the Air Quality Section for the Province of New Brunswick.
Jim’s global experience spans issues from climate change and meteorology to acid rain and pollution abatement occurring local to global scales.
From 1985 through 1996, Dr. Young was Canadian Co-Chairman of the International Air Quality Advisory Board of the International Joint Commission providing advice and guidance to the Commission on transboundary air quality issues. He is a Past President of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and served as a member of Ontario’s Advisory Committee on Transboundary Science from 2006-2009.
Young is a recipient of Government of Canada Merit Award, an Environment Canada Citation of Excellence and a Citation of Appreciation – Acid Rain. He is the author or co-author of over 100 technical papers and presentations.
Dr. Young welcomes feedback on his columns as well as requests and suggestions for future topics. He can be reached at email@example.com.