Floods, droughts and major storms that wash out highways, damage buildings and affect power grids could cost Canada’s economy $139 billion over the next 30 years, a new climate−based analysis predicts.
The federal government is providing $870 million to support recovery efforts after destructive flooding in British Columbia last November, Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair announced on Monday, July 18, 2022.
Rivers and creeks this week raged with water much higher and faster than even the rare benchmark 500-year flood. Weather-whiplashed residents and government officials raced to save homes, roads and businesses.
Canada must do its part to bring down planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, but the country also needs to prepare for harsher consequences from climate change, the federal environment minister said Monday in the wake of a new United Nations report.
Human-induced climate change “contributed substantially” to the atmospheric river and ensuing floods that devastated B.C. last year, a new study by Environment Canada scientists confirms, warning Canadians to brace for more of the same.
The agency that monitors British Columbia's waterways is warning of "minor to significant flooding" on B.C.'s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island as warming temperatures and persistent rain melt heavy snow.