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Canadian Museum of Nature hosts climate change meeting

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Ottawa, Nov. 23, 2015 – The Canadian Museum of Nature is pleased to welcome today Canada’s Prime Minister and the provincial and territorial Premiers to its historic site in downtown Ottawa for a meeting to discuss climate sciences ahead of the COP21 summit.

The museum’s national natural history collections provide scientific benchmarks for measuring changes in climate and its impacts to the environment over time. The museum also has a strong legacy of Arctic research, with roots dating to the seminal Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1918.

“As a leader in Arctic research, we are immensely pleased to host the Prime Minister and provincial and territorial premiers for this meeting and briefing on climate sciences,” said Dr. Mark Graham, the Vice President, Research and Collections, Canadian Museum of Nature. “Every year, our research teams travel into the Arctic where they study and document the region’s natural history, and observe the impact of our changing climate firsthand. These discussions are timely and important.”

The Canadian Museum of Nature is the national museum of natural history and natural sciences. The museum provides evidence-based insights, inspiring experiences and meaningful engagement with nature's past, present and future. The downtown Victoria Memorial Museum Building opened more than a century ago in 1912 as Canada’s first national museum site.

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