Danny Blair

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Danny Blair


  • Climate
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Weather
Areas of Expertise:
  • Canadian Prairies
  • Climatology
  • Climate
  • Climate Change
  • Climate Policy
  • Drought
  • En Nino
  • Flooding
  • Global Warming
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • La Nina
  • Meteorology
  • Prairie Climate Centre
  • Storms
  • Thunderstorms
  • Tornadoes
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others

Dr. Danny Blair is a geography professor and co-director of science for the Prairie Climate Centre. He obtained his BSc and MSc degrees from the University of Regina and a PhD from the University of Manitoba.

His main research interests are climate variability and climate change in Canada’s western interior. He was a contributing author of Canada’s National Assessment of Climate Change released in 2008, and is a frequent presenter and participant in workshops about climate change in the Prairie provinces.

Current research projects include: a climate change atlas for Manitoba and the Prairies (, the identification of Prairie climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, and an assessment of the potential for trans-boundary water conflicts in a changing Prairie climate.

Media and Research Expert

My Headlines

Loss of cold weather is not cool

Canada’s north is warming at three times the global rate. This is threatening the livelihoods and food security of the Inuit people as well as the...

UWinnipeg’s weather station receives upgrades

The station now allows for wireless readings with a more stable internet connection, weather updates that are free, and updates every five...

Exploring the impact of winter climate change

Dr. Nora Casson has been appointed as a co-director of UWinnipeg's Prairie Climate Centre, joining environmental scientist Dr. Ian Mauro and...

Manitoba government provides $200,000 to the Prairie Climate Centre

This funding was announced by Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires today, with the reveal of, a new section of the Climate Atlas...