The extremes of climate change will affect the operation of critical infrastructure such as water and wastewater treatment plants, sewers, the electrical grid, public transport and roads that are sensitive to temperature and weather thresholds. Beyond these thresholds, infrastructure may have reduced capacity or may not function at all.
Climate Change is projected to have long-term and ever-increasing effects on communities and the environment. It is encouraging to hear that data gaps in the vulnerability assessment for the City of Greater Sudbury’s (CGS) drainage related infrastructure are being addressed to prepare for the predicted increases in the severity and frequency of extreme weather events associated with climate change.
Climate change is already impacting our daily lives here in Northeastern Ontario with high costs socially, environmentally and financially. The scientific consensus is that there is a small window of time to act to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. It is both expected of our community, and in our community’s best interests to take the necessary action now.