Most of us will begin to experience climate change through the water.


While we were closing the story, I found a video on Twitter of a highway outside Vancouver, drowning. It was not the only one. The densely populated British Columbia city was evacuated from Canada due to floods and mudslides after an overflowing river. The busiest port in the country missed out on access to the railways, which was missing. Hundreds of motorists had to be rescued from narrow slide roads on military helicopters. The only way to get to the rest of the country by road was through the United States.

The floods followed in the heat of summer when many local cities caused hundreds of local cities to collapse due to prolonged heat, with extreme heat covering much of the Pacific Northwest. By the end of August, droughts had stabilized throughout the region. Vancouver Island, home to some of the oldest rainforests in the world, reached a level 5 of drought, the most dangerous group in British Columbia. Hundreds of wildfires left the area covered in ashes and the city itself engulfed in smoke. The tropical heat caused by the summer drought made the floods even worse. Watching that video of the highway with brown, muddy water, I thought I was seeing a sad picture of this issue: How many of us will see climate change will be through water – probably too much. about it or not enough. We will flood. Or burn. Or all. This issue will bring you news of how water change is happening around the world as we begin to experience climate change.

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