NSIS Public Lecture – November 2017

The Nova Scotian Institute of Science invites you to attend our next public lecture on Monday, 6th November at 7:30pm at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Halifax.

In Pursuit of ‘the other’ Greenhouse Gas: Mapping Methane Emissions Across the Canadian Energy Sector
Dave Risk, Department of Earth Sciences, St. Francis Xavier University; Altus Group Chair, Emissions Research


After sampling air downwind of oil and gas wells thousands of times, our results show that emissions vary according to infrastructure age, operation size, product, and extraction style (conventional vs. unconventional) .In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Risk shares photos and video from many of Canada’s fossil energy developments with which too few Canadians are familiar. This talk also addresses the science of emissions measurement, the available low-hanging fruit for methane reduction in the Canadian energy sector, the success stories, and how scientists can do more to catalyze change.


All are welcome but seating is limited so “first come first served.