The dust from the atmospheric river that pummelled B.C. is starting to settle. Some evacuees have been able to return home, though many remain displaced. Waters are receding and key infrastructure is beginning to reopen, though the Coquihalla Highway is expected to remain closed for months.
The implications of the extreme weather event remain heavy and pertinent.
The work that remains to prepare our infrastructure for climate adaptation is robust, and there’s no guarantee it’ll be done before the next disaster hits.
This month, people were evacuated from their homes, and lives were lost. Major pipelines were turned off to prevent spills, and access to Fraser Valley farm products were compromised.
While global warming and sea level rise will become increasingly severe, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent in our everyday lives at home. With this in mind, we want to ask:
Have the recent floods in B.C. inspired you to take protective action against the next climate disaster?
Check out one Tyee staff member's evacuation assessment here.
* Please note that all poll answers will be publicly viewable, but anonymous.
Please note that Tyee Barometer polls are only intended as a quick and engaging non-scientific snapshot of our readers' opinions on various topics that fit with The Tyee's very broad editorial mandate. They are not intended to be seen as a representative sampling of BC opinion.