As a part of a global effort, we will be screening the documentary "Do The Math" next Thursday (May 16th) at the Franklin House in Streetsville at 7:00pm. The documentary follows the founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben around the country as he tries to encourage politicians and the public to confront the looming climate crisis.
Dr.Brad Bass is an adjunct Professor at University of Toronto in the School for the Environment. He uses scientific approaches derived from complexity theory to develop new solutions for saving water and energy and for conducting environmental simulations. Dr. Bass involves both high school and university students in designing new ecological technologies, new simulations for research and on several science-based environmental initiatives. Dr. Bass is well-known in the green roof and wall industry for his work on simulating building energy consumption, biodiversity on green roofs and workshops for elementary school students. He has also worked as a government in-house Green Roof expert and is often called upon to advise on green roof installations.
Dr.Bass received his PhD in Geography from Penn State University, with focus on information theory as an indicator of the quality of climate and meteorological observations and forecasts. He has worked in a number of other areas including agricultural meteorology, new vector-borne diseases emerging under climate change and climate change scenarios, for which he was a co-recipient of the Noble Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
In 2011, Dr. Bass mentored three high school students that all went on to win gold medals, one also went on to win a platinum medal, at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. Two of Dr. Bass’ students represented Canada internationally at a Science Expo in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2011, and one went on to represent Canada at the European Youth Science Fair in Helsinki, Finland in 2011.