Karsten Shein

Senior Climatologist

Karsten Shein, Ph.D., has 30 years of professional experience in climate observation, analysis, and modelling, and delivering climate change assessments for communities, transportation, mining, pipeline, ecosystems, and energy sectors. A former professor of meteorology and climatology, Dr. Shein’s expertise focuses on atmospheric and oceanic climate variability and change, with an emphasis on wind energy and extreme events and their impacts. Before joining BGC’s Vancouver office in 2021, Karsten was a NASA and NOAA climatologist and director of the Midwestern Regional Climate Center at the University of Illinois, as well as co-founder of the nonprofit, 2DegreesC, which applies technology to engage the public in climate science. Dr. Shein is an award-winning author of over 250 articles, has negotiated international environmental agreements and been the lead editor of a major international climate assessment, was nationally recognized for advancing climate services partnerships, and established the United States Statewide Climate Extremes Committee.