The ECOreport publishes another Op-ED about climate impacts, Canada Facing Increased Flooding
From the David Suzuki Foundation
By David Suzuki, with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Senior Communications Specialist Theresa Beer.
Spring flooding in Canada this year upended lives, inundated city streets and swamped houses, prompting calls for sandbags, seawalls and dikes to save communities. Ontario and Quebec’s April rainfall was double the 30-year average. Thousands of homes in 130 Quebec municipalities stretching from the Ontario border to the Gaspé Peninsula flooded in May. Montreal residents raced to protect their homes and families as three dikes gave way and the city declared a state of emergency. The Ontario government had to boost its resources for an emergency flood response.