Alain Bourque earned a graduate in meteorology at McGill University (1989) and an M.Sc. in atmospheric science at UQAM (1996). From 1989 to 2001, he worked as a meteorologist and climatologist at Environment Canada, where he was involved in several projects related to adapting to the impacts of extreme events and climate change and in the climate analyses of the 1996 Saguenay flood and the 1998 ice storm. In 2001, he joined the newly formed Ouranos Consortium where he developed and implemented the Impacts and Adaptation Program, allowing the production of more than 200 projects and initiatives. He is Ouranos’CEO since 2013. He was involved in different scientific synthesis at international (IPCC), national and regional scales and he is regularly invited to speak on the science of climate change and the related impacts to scientific conferences and other audiences, and has explained the science of climate change and the stakes for Quebec at several media events.