Toronto’s Future Weather & Climate Driver Study: Outcomes Report(12 page pdf, Summary of the Senes Consultants Ltd Study by Toronto Environment Office, Oct. 30, 2012)
Also discussed here: Toronto failing to act on alarming climate changes: Environmentalists(Tess Kalinowski, Toronto Star, Nov. 11, 2012)
Canada’s largest city is expected to have four times as many days with a humidex above 40C (104F) by 2040. So says the report being reviewed today and prepared for the City of Toronto Council in order to decide on what preparations are needed to adapt to the future with climate change continuing to proceed at full speed because of inaction by the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, namely, the USA, Brazil, Russia and China- and on an emissions per capita basis, Australia and Canada. Past studies have linked heat waves with air pollution and health and higher mortality rates. We look forward to see what the response from city council will be.
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