Resilience to extreme weather

The Royal Society of Canada is pleased to provide to its community, a new Expert Panel Report from its sister national academy, the Royal Society of London, UK, Resilience to Extreme Weather. The full Royal Society report can be accessed online

Professor Gordon McBean, CM, OOnt, PhD, FRSC, Western University and President, International Council for Science, has kindly provided a Canadian perspective on this report and its relevance to Canada and Canadians.


Resilience to Extreme Weather: A Canadian Perspective

Extreme weather is becoming more prevalent in Canada. In June 2013, heavy rainfall triggered catastrophic flooding in and around Calgary with huge social and economic costs. The following month, a flash flood hit Toronto and together, the economic costs have exceeded $7 billion. Read more