Extreme weather on the rise, but Ottawa cuts imperil research

Canadian Press: A United Nations-led assessment of the environment is warning that extreme weather is on the rise around the world, and critics warn federal government cuts are eroding Canada's ability to cope. Scientists with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change say flooding, droughts, storms and devastating heat waves are becoming more and more frequent, hitting the health and the pocketbooks of Canadians. "We see a vulnerability in ways most of us never think about," said Gordon McBean of the Institute......

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