David has been employed with Environment Canada’s weather service for more than 45 years. His work activities relate to the study of the climate of Canada and to promote awareness and understanding of meteorology.
He has published several books, papers and reports, including a book on The Climates of Canada, and two bestsellers: The Day Niagara Falls Ran Dry and Blame It On The Weather. He is the originator and author of the Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar, the most popular calendar sold in Canada, and now in its 30th year.
David frequently appears on national radio and television as a commentator on weather and climate matters.
He has been awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, the Queen Elizabeth Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals and has twice received the Public Service Merit Award. David is the recipient of three honorary doctorates from the University of Waterloo, University of Windsor, and Nipissing University. In 2001, David was named to the Order of Canada.