I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I regularly teach introductory physics and the venerable subject of thermodynamics. From time to time I also give classes on atmospheric dynamics and computing.
My research background is in atmospheric science, and especially experimental studies in the High Arctic. The Arctic is strongly impacted by global warming, and when the opportunity arises I am happy to give public talks about climate change. I am particularly interested in the intersection of science and politics.
I am an advocate for critical thinking and evidence-based decision making, and regularly speak and write about how they relate to public policy. You may have seen me on the CBC Fifth Estate documentary “Silence of the Labs” or heard me on CBC Radio Mainstreet. I try to bring attention to the importance of public-interest science and how unnecessary cutbacks put the health and safety of Canadians at risk. I argue in defence of muzzled government scientists and for meaningful public debate about the serious environmental (and related economical) threats we face.
Prof. Thomas J. Duck
Dept. of Physics & Atmospheric Science,
Sir James Dunn Building,
6310 Coburg Road, PO Box 15000,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 4R2.