A team at the University of Saskatchewan has been working with international researchers on a global investigation to better protect the world from floods and droughts.
Dr. Saman Razavi, associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan’s school of environment and sustainability said we’ve been reliant on the past to try and determine what will happen in the future.
“Both the frequency and magnitude of floods and draught have been increasing globally. Of course Canada is no exception; we are basically at the forefront of climate change impacts, and have been warming double the global average,” said Razavi.
He noted that Canada needs to be more prepared for extreme weather, saying that we need to be better at predicting unprecedented events.