About the Author

The author Luc (Luke) Gagnon

The book DOOMED UNLESS has a unique perspective on climate change.   It is due to the author’s unusual experience.

He has experience from different, even opposite, perspectives:

– Studies in Urban Planning, Environmental Science, Economics, and Political Science.

– 15 years for environmental groups dealing with climate change, public transit, and sustainable development.

– 20 years for Hydro-Quebec, as Senior Advisor, Climate Change.

– University teacher in Urban Planning, Environmental Science, and Engineering.

– Years of research on life-cycle assessments (LCAs) of energy options.

He was nominated, on three occasions, as Expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Dr. Gagnon has published numerous articles on greenhouse gas emissions and the energy payback of energy options. 

His expertise in life-cycle assessments allows him to identify when promoters or politicians make misleading promises due to political correctness.  In sum, he is able to detect when communications are self-serving and designed to impress, without concern for the truth.