ACT Executive Director, Deborah Harford lent perspective to current extreme weather events including a tailings pond that has is causing serious concern in the Kootenays. The average June rainfall in that area is 58.3 mm, this year they received 205.3 mm.
Deb reflects that this kind of event has been called a preview of the future. “It’s exactly what climate change scientists projected climate change would look like… is it a preview, or is it actually happening right now? We must think of new ways to improve our resilience to weather or climate change.”