Angela Merkel will make a special visit to Halifax this week to highlight the work of climate scientists, a stop that underscores the German Chancellor’s focus on science and the environment in a summer when those same issues are dogging Canada’s Prime Minister.
After two days in the national capital region for meetings with Stephen Harper, Ms. Merkel will visit Dalhousie University in Halifax Thursday on her way home.
She’ll attend the launch of a joint project between the university’s Halifax Marine Research Institute and German scientists from the Helmholtz Association called “Change, Risks and Resources in the Oceans: A Transatlantic and Arctic Approach.”
The exhibits she’ll tour will highlight how rising ocean temperatures are causing plankton levels to decline and hurting fish populations. They’ll also demonstrate the impact of extreme marine events such as hurricanes and oil spills.