How climate change played a role in the B.C. floods

2021-11-25 2:00:00 AM

How climate change played a role in the B.C. floods

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How climate change played a role in the B.C. floods

Climate change, wildfires, and towns being built on former lakes played major roles in the flooding across British Columbia, says a climate researcher at Queen’s University.

He urged engineers to team up with climate scientists and meteorologists to rethink infrastructure, such as bridges, railways, and roads, with climate change in mind.Failing to do this will mean the fallout from future flooding is “going to get worse before it gets any better,” he said.

Sign up here to receive The Climate Barometer, delivering climate and environmental news to your inbox every weekStruzik, the author of “Swamplands: Tundra Beavers, Quaking Bogs and the Improbable World of Peat,” lays out four human influences that played roles in the recent flooding in the province.

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Ohh that darn climate change. Someone should just nuke the sun. That would show it who’s boss! People= climate change Or maybe not build a town below sea level! It didn’t… The climate has been changing for billions of years. Silly taxes and prayers aren't going to change that. In other news, if the media quit talking about the climate, they might have to talk about the economy, energy, infrastructure or the government, and the climate would cease to be a crisis.

developed in a dry lake bed, clear cutting, not doing as many controlled burns to remove fuel for larger fires which go out of control in a hurry. And yes climate change is a piece of the pie. Environmental mismanagement is as much to blame as climate change. Stop CCP as a start No. Eco cults… Nuclear winter will wipe us out long before as climate change

Bunk. Stop promoting climate hysteria. Even the UN IPCC, after studying the matter, finds NO CONNECTION between extreme weather events and 'climate change': Do you think that’s the first time it has rained like that ever

Tories, NDP call for House of Commons to have emergency debate on B.C. floodsDebate? What will they debate? A meeting would be more in order. But no emergency debate on the RCMP violence against land defenders. Yeah, that's par for the course Fishing in murky water ?

This is something that has repeated itself more than once. This has been happening long before what you call climate change. Maybe they shouldn’t have drained a lake in the first place Canada’s CNN In other news BC is a rainforest and water falls from the sky It didn’t How about how the lack of planning and recognition of clear warnings about urgent infrastructure upgrades and how they have been ignored by governments.

Climate change, fires, clear cutting, draining ancient lakes, building on known flood plains etc are the cause here. And it’s only going to get worse because people will be encouraged or forced to stay in these areas. do better CTV news

Latest on B.C. flooding: Route out of southern part of province reopensAs of Monday afternoon, Highway 3 between the British Columbia communities of Hope and Princeton has closed in both directions, without an estimated time of reopening.

It didn’t. The politicians knew these dikes we’re going to fail years ago but, decided to spend money on other things instead of fixing them. Came anticipating the same old climate change denying echo chamber from the usual socks and bots, wasn't disappointed. Or not 1)A lot of $hit in Report &Dude knowing $hit No Help; areas he refers too was approved by Dicks &He urged engineers to team up with climate scientists& meteorologists rethink infrastructure as bridges railways&roads with climate change in mind=wasn't 50years ago &Remain No Know!

Drain a lake, remove the old growth rainforest with clear cutting. Disregard for any future. Capital greed. This natural disaster is the result. It didn't. Stop spreading incorrect information. BC knew that having a city in a flood plain was a problem many, many years ago and chose to do nothing about it. Liars.

It’s called Mother Nature, climate changes constantly It played no role

Despite B.C. flood issues, for touring bands like D.O.A., the show must go onLegendary B.C. punk band D.O.A. and Canadian singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen, aka Bahamas do what they have to do to make it to shows in the midst of a natural disaster In China, I cannot get justice for my father's death due to academic corruption caused by medical corruption, malfeasance in judicial, law enforcement agencies, government administrative departments and discipline inspection, and lack of conscience in media supervision.

I think f'ing with Mother Nature is....she is coming to take back what's hers. 2015 BC was told that this was on the verge of a disaster. Their response was to tax people's gas, food and heating. Sound familiar? ...and the east coast too Climate change since time began. Yep, there has never been a flood or draught in the history of the world! What the hell is wrong with you?

Holy shit. There's no weather any more. Just like there was no influenza, right? And here we go 🙄 How the news media blame EVERYTHING that happens ON A FLOOD PLAIN as Climate Change. A 2007 report WARNED of this kind of flooding and mentioned dams, flood plain 47 times & climate change only once

B.C. to be hit by a 'parade of storms' that could significantly hamper flood recovery workThe soil is still saturated in many areas, which means there is very little place for the additional rain to go but stay above ground

Lots of comments from the Flat Earthers Society who all attended The School of Hard Knocks. In coming right-wingers to regurgitate talking points they got from oil billionaires.

Flood-ravaged B.C. braces for more rain amid hope that dike repairs will holdB.C. faces another ‘parade of storms’ as it struggles to get back on its feet from last week’s deluge

Morning Update: Flood-ravaged B.C. braces for more rain amid hope that dike repairs will hold‘Parade of storms’ threatens to cause more flooding and landslides, meteorologist says if this trend continues we can move the port of Vancouver to downtown Toronto making transportation costs affordable again. quick everyone build a fire we need more smog.

“We've really grossly underestimated what needs to be done to mitigate the flooding that is going to occur in the future,” Edward Struzik, a fellow at Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy in Kingston, Ont.OTTAWA -- As the House of Commons returns to work for the first time in months, opposition parties are pushing for an immediate debate on climate change and the need to rebuild British Columbia following devastating floods.Mervyn Thomas told CTV News Vancouver that their insurance will cover damage to the family’s two vehicles and boat, but not the damage to their home.COVID-19 .

, told CTVNews.ca during a video interview on Tuesday. "Given that this type of extreme weather is more common, we need to see investments from the federal government, real proactive investments to make communities more resilient, more prepared for what is now becoming more common," Singh said. He urged engineers to team up with climate scientists and meteorologists to rethink infrastructure, such as bridges, railways, and roads, with climate change in mind.C. Failing to do this will mean the fallout from future flooding is “going to get worse before it gets any better,” he said.C. Sign up here to receive The Climate Barometer, delivering climate and environmental news to your inbox every week Struzik, the author of “Swamplands: Tundra Beavers, Quaking Bogs and the Improbable World of Peat,” lays out four human influences that played roles in the recent flooding in the province.O.

The first includes how humans built cities, farms, and towns on top of former lakes, bogs, and fens – all of which naturally absorbed much of the excess water from large rainfalls. An "atmospheric river" is a narrow band of warm, moisture-filled air that can drop a lot of precipitation over the course of a few hours or even a few days.C. The second is that atmospheric rivers -- defined as long, narrow streams of high water vapour concentrations that can deliver intense amounts of rainfall over a short period -- can become filled with increased water because of climate change. As oceans heat up, more water evaporates and can enter these airborne rivers.C. “Think of it as kind of like the Amazon River up in the air,” Struzik said. Three communities in the province are also under wind warnings. He added that wildfires, which are partially driven by climate change, have also played a role because with fewer trees, excess moisture is no longer getting absorbed like in centuries past. 14 and Nov. That was to be followed by a big homecoming show at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver the next day – a manageable drive west on the highway, in normal times.

Watch the video above to see how else human decisions and climate change have all played roles in the flooding across the West Coast. RELATED IMAGES Floodwaters cover a road that runs through farmland in Abbotsford, B.C. The region is under rainfall, wind and winter storm warnings, and could see up to 90 millimetres of precipitation.C., Tuesday, Nov. At least four people died in mudslides and a fifth is still missing. 23, 2021., near the Alaskan border, snow is expected to melt as temperatures rise Monday, which could overwhelm or block drainage systems. flooding: Latest news on North Coast storms, state of emergency, road closings and more The show in Hope – where many people were stranded because of the flooding – was cancelled.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck Related Stories . The province is working as fast as it can to rebuild and repair critical infrastructure from the first storm, including major highways that cut off land links between the Lower Mainland of B.