University professors and climate change thought leaders weighed in on the extreme heat waves that gripped British Columbia and Western Canada, including ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford. While the extreme heat lead to devastating losses, including the fire in Lytton, B.C., all of the thought leaders agreed that it is not too late to make changes. Actions taken to mitigate continued greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to extreme weather events can protect communities, and “while we plan to prepare for these things, we have to think very carefully about how we’re not making the problem worse in our responses,” said Harford.

Also featured was Earth Sciences Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University John Clague and SFU professor and co-director of the Centre for Natural Hazards Research Brent Ward.

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