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The Multi-Hazards Podcast

all about protecting communities . . . 

Dec 28, 2021

What does climate change have to do with disasters? Experts on The Multi-Hazards Podcast weigh in on how climate change is affecting the planet and human society, and how it plays a role in increasing disasters. Join us for this exciting podcast!

Study Guide here (click on PDF, top left):

Topics include:
* How does climate change increases the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events?
* What does "1 in 20/50/100 years" probability of a flood or other disaster mean?
* How can climate change factor into where we build homes to avoid floods?
* How has the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) been affected by extreme weather events these past few years?
* What are "freshets"?
* How does the amount of snow (snowpack) and the way it melts factor into potential floods?
* How can knowledge of climate change risks be brought into emergency management?
* What's "risk assessment"? "Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (HRVA)"?
* Why is it important that risk assessment start at the national level?
* Why is "What do the elders say?" an all-important question for First Nations people?
* How will climate change change life for First Nations?
* Why are polar bears are eating out of garbage dumps at James Bay in Canada?
* How does "chance favour the prepared mind"?
* How are some First Nations preparing for climate change and possibly relocating?
* Why is it so important to get the message out about emergencies and climate change?
* Why are we always reminded about climate change, even when we want to forget about it?
* Why is it important to show the projected costs of climate change?
* What are these health factors from climate change: declining air quality due to ground-level ozone, increasing incidence of Lyme disease and the health effects of hotter temperatures?

SOURCES (past Multi-Hazards episodes):
S01 E13 Earthquakes, Disaster Education & Protecting Communities - Interview with Dr. Burçak Başbuğ Erkan, June 18, 2020
S01 E17 Emergency Management with the Red Dragon - Interview with Paul Edmonds, June 25, 2020
S02 E02 The Cutting Edge - First Nations & Emergency Management - Interview with Wilbert Wesley, July 24, 2020
S04 E15 Black Emergency Managers Worldwide - Conversation with Charles D Sharp, July 2, 2021
S04 E19 The Health Costs of Climate Change with Dylan Clark, the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, July 30, 2021

Intro: "Ten Inch Spikes" by Jeremy Korpas on Youtube Audio Library
Outro: "Friendly Dance" by Nico Staf on YouTube Audio Library

Photo by British Columbia Ministry of Transportation on Flicker: "Commercial vehicle stuck in mudslide debris on Highway 12. Heavy rain on August 16 [2021] caused multiple mudslides on BC Highway 1 and 12 in the Fraser Canyon. Crews continue to work to clear the debris and re-open the highways."