Floods in Canada are going to get uglier

Categories: Big picture
Published on: November 16, 2015

Huffington Post Canada / Ed Struzik / 16 November 2015

Emergency Declared In Southern Alberta After Heavy FloodingFloods are by far responsible for most of the natural disasters in Canada. Between 1900 and 2013, 289 flood disasters occurred across the country. That’s more than the next three major disaster events — hail, wildfire, and snowstorms — combined.

Many studies, including one by Natural Resources Canada, predict that this flooding is likely to get worse as the climate heats up and introduces more moisture into the atmosphere.

If the past tells us anything about this future, it’s going to get ugly.