Andrew Weaver, MLA

Andrew Weaver, MLA, Oak Bay-Gordon Head

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Andrew Weaver, MLA

 Dr. Andrew Weaver currently serves as Lansdowne Professor and prior to his election was Canada Research Chair in climate modelling and analysis in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria. He has been a Lead Author on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s scientific assessments and is a Lead Author in the ongoing 5th scientific assessment. He has authored or coauthored over 200 peer-reviewed, scientific papers and was the Chief Editor of the Journal of Climate from 2005-2009. Dr. Weaver is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, the American Meteorological Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Over the years he has received numerous awards including the E.W.R. NSERC Steacie Fellowship in 1997, the Killam Research Fellowship and a CIAR Young Explorers award as one of the top 20 scientists in Canada under the age of 40 in 2002, the CMOS President’s Prize in 2007, a Guggenheim fellowship in 2008 and the Royal Society of Canada Miroslaw Romanowski Medal and the A.G. Huntsman Award for Excellence in Marine Science in 2011. In 2008 he was appointed to the Order of British Columbia.

Andrew Weaver was elected as the first Green Party of BC Member of the Legislative Assembly on May 14th 2013 in the riding of Oak Bay – Gordon Head.


Current Article: November 2014

LNG Emissions Bill

October 22nd marked the day when the BC Liberals showed their true colors. It marked a day when the BC Liberals took a page from the Harper Tories playbook and destroyed a legacy of climate leadership in British Columbia.

In what will become known as a defining moment in BC history, the BC Liberals introduced second reading of Bill 2 —Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act, and subsequently spoke strongly in support of it. Continue


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Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline hearings 

May 2014
Halting the Expansion of Thermal Coal Exports in BC 

April 2014
Trophy Killing in the Great Bear Rainforest 

January 2014
Intervener Status for the Proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion