Communities need to adapt to evolving climate, expert says

Published 2022-10-05
Eddie Oldfield, senior lead for QUEST Canada, says municipalities across the country will need to adapt as the frequency of extreme weather events increases because of climate change.

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All Comments (15)
  • @test40323
    Timely discussion, I would also add engineering flood capture and redirecting to draught stricken areas much like the ancient Roman water infrastructure would be amazing.
  • @Fistfullofpizza
    Yes, 25% fewer storms and 5% increase of severity. Sounds like a win for climate change effects on storms to me.
  • @derrick8274
    Don’t worry about it, the carbon tax will sort this out.
  • @tonyk501
    An easier solution would be to choose not to live in regions and locales that are notorious for bad weather and climates.
  • @ninemoonplanet
    Your connections to people who know what to get done about cities engaging in mitigating climate change need to see what the City of Surrey is not doing about that. Example, the "park" just built a few years ago between City Hall and the Library is literally a slab of cement.
    Condo towers 39 floors high maybe a few floors lower, all packed into a 6 block area, with a major street 5 lanes wide, going through it. Perfect example of a heat island. 12 towers up, several with black exteriors, plus another 5 or 6 in the development stage. 100 year old trees removed to allow concrete towers heated with natural gas.
    There's an election in a few weeks, and from what I see, nobody has any policies or planning changes for homes (mostly uninsulated) heated, again, by natural gas.
    2nd largest city after Vancouver, yet devoid of green spaces, parks, and lots of concrete everywhere.
  • Thanks for stating the obvious. An "expert in environmental resilience"?! More & more invented job descriptions that represent nothing useful. Slow news day?
  • @bioswars8827
    The time for studies, is over. People need to understand what's happening, and then act / or build accordingly. Take the human emotions out of the equation, and move on. For our journey to a better way, will be learned by our experiences.
  • Hurricane Hazel hit Toronto in 1954 with 81 deaths & 1900 people becoming homeless. The damage in today's dollars would exceed $1 billion. A flood plan was put in place including the building of dams, reservoirs & flood planes. The areas that suffered the most were made into park land so flooding on that level wouldn't wipe away homes. Flood planning including mitigation planning is a well travelled road. We know how to build to mitigate the damage.
  • @wesleydunphy9182
    imagine not knowing that earth has had severe weather conditions for billions of years.
  • @markkane8261
    If someone like that arrives in cape Breton, bad weather or not, he or she will get their vision back.
  • @kevinpickford8714
    These people do know that climate change is completely natural and something the earth has done forever right?