This large gravel mine, now supplying product for a major road upgrade, has turned this section of Manitoba's Birdtail River valley into a hive of activity. It has also brought noise, emissions and congestion to the surrounding area .
Farm machinery threatened by flood water in Manitoba. PLT photo.
A decade ago, the insurance industry's biggest payouts to homeowners were for fire or theft. But for the past five years or so, damage payouts related to heavy rain and high winds are more common, just one very concrete example of the consequences of rising temperatures. Today, we're asking about what's changing ... and what has to change in agriculture, business, construction and infrastructure to accommodate what Environment Canada says will be a hotter, wetter nation. Listen here.
PLT: Once again, The Current has made a valuable and important contribution to the conversation about climate change. Missing from the piece, sadly, is the rather significant fact that we humans are behind it all and that we are also capable of finding a solution, if we only possessed the wisdom and the backbone!