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B.C. ag threatened by extreme weather – SFU

July 5, 2013  By Vancouver Sun

July 4, 2013 – British Columbia must take steps to protect and ration water supplies through summer droughts and prepare for more frequent flooding if the province is to grow the its agricultural economy, say climate experts at Simon Fraser University.

Weather events that used to come once in a century are arriving with greater frequency and the agricultural losses they cause will soon become unsustainable without action by senior levels of government, said Jon O’Riordan, lead author of a new briefing paper released July 3 by SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Action Team. READ MORE


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