24 Jun '13, 4pm

Did climate change cause the Alberta flooding?

Did climate change cause the Alberta flooding?

People dead. Billions of dollars in damage. The catastrophic Alberta flood will take months to recover from. Yet even as people are still suffering, the Minister of Immigration, Jason Kenney, who actually represents Calgary South, is denying that climate change could have anything to do with it. He says in an interview, when asked if climate change was responsible: Well no, this is a once in a century event, and there was no one talking about man-made climate change in 1892 when we saw the last flood of this nature. We haven't had a warm spring here, we had some rain for three days and a heavy run off that lead to this situation and the stuff that I've read and commentary from scientists says that there is not a connection between weather events of this nature and broader climate issues. Certainly it is true about the confluence of events. But this is big, according to the...

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