Floods of Fury
Dr. Peter Carter, Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez discuss the increasing frequency of flooding events around the world.
This video was recorded on September 10th, 2021, and published on October 5th, 2021.
- Hurricane Ida – It’s path from Louisiana to the northeast and devastating consequences
- How global warming is contributing to weather conditions leading to flooding
- How the frequency of coastal flooding in the US has doubled
- How urbanization and impermeable surfaces are contributing to the effects of flooding
- How the IPCC Report is saying that there is definitely an increase in flooding and that it is due to human factors
- The link between the fossil fuel industry, global warming and extreme weather events
- The alarming number of countries around the world that have experienced extreme flooding during the past year
- How the warming in the Arctic is disrupting Jet Stream patterns, which in turn increases the severity of storms
- How for every degree of warming, there is a 7% increase in water vapour in the air
- Health consequences of flooding events, especially the impact on children’s health
- The limits to adaptation measures
- The effects of extreme flooding on infrastructure
- How extreme weather events will affect insurance companies
Dr. Peter Carter - MD, Expert IPCC Reviewer and the director of the Climate Emergency Institute
Paul Beckwith - Climate Systems Scientist. Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Paleoclimatology Laboratory as well as at Carleton University
Regina Valdez - Program Director, Climate Reality Project, NYC. GreenFaith Fellow and LEED Green Associate
Charles Gregoire – Climate Reality Leader, Electrical Engineer, Webmaster and IT prime for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum
Heidi Brault - Climate Reality Leader, BA(Psychology), Library & Information Technician Diploma - Video production and website assistant - Organizer and convener, Metadata technician, COP26 Team Lead for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum.
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