CANADA & WORLD

Re­search sug­gests most cities have yet to as­sess the threat posed by cli­mate change

StarMetro Halifax - - BIG OPINIONS - THES­TAR.COM Bob We­berthe CANA­DIAN PRESS

FULL STORY AT Demon­stra­tors, known as the yel­low jack­ets, protest in Mar­seille against ris­ing fuel costs and what they claim were di­lap­i­dated res­i­den­tial build­ings that col­lapsed Mon­day. A study sug­gests most Cana­dian cities have yet to as­sess the threat posed by cli­mate change de­spite be­ing the most ex­posed to any weather dis­as­ters it could cause.

A sur­vey of 63 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties of all sizes from coast to coast found ma­jor gaps in how most are pre­par­ing for com­ing con­di­tions and in how they are re­duc­ing their con­tri­bu­tion to the prob­lem.

“Cities are the most vul­ner­a­ble gov­ern­ment to cli­mate change in Canada but have the least re­sources in or­der to man­age the prob­lem, so it’s im­per­a­tive that they have some strat­egy or plan,” said Moscow—ukraine’s leader called on Ger­many and its al­lies to boost their naval pres­ence in the Black Sea to de­ter Rus­sia from fur­ther ag­gres­sion in the re­gion and said Rus­sia was blockad­ing Ukrainian ports on the nearby Sea of Azov. WWW.THES­TAR.COM Ja­son Thistleth­waite

Ukraine wants help in the Black Sea

“CITIES ARE THE MOST VUL­NER­A­BLE GOV­ERN­MENT TO CLI­MATE CHANGE IN CANADA.”

Ja­son Thistleth­waite, a Uni­ver­sity of Water­loo pro­fes­sor and co-au­thor of the pa­per pub­lished in the jour­nal Cli­matic Change.

Thistleth­waite and his col­leagues mea­sured the plans against 46 in­di­ca­tors.

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