17 Jul '17, 10am

Canada's cities confront climate change

Urban Canadians are feeling the impact of climate change. Flooding in Quebec this spring damaged nearly 1,900 homes in 126 municipalities, causing widespread psychological distress . Summer heatwaves are predicted to become more frequent and severe each year, putting more people at risk of injury and death. Vancouver and Toronto are working to manage these risks . Most Canadian cities need to work harder to include climate change in public health planning. The Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University looks at how climate change is affecting human society, and what solutions we can design to protect ourselves. Drawing on evidence from our research into cities in Canada and around the world, we propose that cities will need to integrate climate change concerns into public health and the health-care sector more seriously. Cities also must focus on the mos...

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