Changing CMOS Congresses

– By David Fissel, David Collins, Matthew Asplin (Members, CMOS Congress 2021 Local Arrangements Committee) and Bob Jones (CMOS Archivist)

Introduction

As the plans for the 55th CMOS Congress 2021 are being finalized, the changing approach to CMOS Congresses over the recent past is described. The changes for Congress 2020 and Congress 2021 were driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are other factors that will continue to be important for future Congresses long after the pandemic fades into history.

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Canada’s Top Ten Weather Stories of 2020

– By David Phillips –

This article was first published by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Prologue 2020

Canada is warming at nearly twice the global rate with parts of western and northern Canada warming three or four times the global average. Sea ice in the North is thinning and shrinking, and our unique ice shelves are crumbling into pieces. While Canada is still the snowiest country, less snow is falling across the south. White Christmases’ are less frequent and less white.

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Black History Month for the Sciences

On May 25, 2020, Amy Cooper—a white Canadian woman—called the police on Christan Cooper—a black birdwatcher—after he asked her to leash her dog in an on-leash part of Central Park, New York City. From this incident rose Black Birders Week, an event organized by BlackAFinSTEM with the goal of increasing the viability of Black scientists in natural sciences and of highlighting the unique challenges and dangers faced by Black folks participating in outdoor activities.

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2020-2021 Arctic Winter Seasonal Climate Outlook for Temperature and Precipitation

– By contributors from Environment and Climate Change Canada, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (Russia), Hydrometeorological Centre of Russia, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, the Finnish Meteorological Institute, World Meteorological Organization, Climate Prediction Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, International Arctic Research Center (IARC, USA) –

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2021 CMOS Congress – Call for Session Proposals

Dear CMOS member or past Congress participant,

The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) 55th Congress will be held 31 May to 11 June, 2021, hosted by the Vancouver Island Centre. The Congress will be held using a virtual (on-line) format, extending over a longer period, 9-10 days, with reduced hours each day to accommodate multiple time zones.

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