Climate adaptation should be a national priority

Adapting our cities for sea level rise and other climate disruption impacts should be a national priority, says Deborah Harford:

“We need to understand the connectedness of global events. We need to look at Sandy and say, ‘That could happen to us.’ We may not have hurricanes here [in Vancouver], but we have had the massive storm that knocked down the trees in Stanley Park in 2006, and gave us a boil water advisory for two million people.

“We should be seeing this as a national priority; I don’t think we are seeing that.”

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