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An army officer speaks with a firefighter amidst destroyed homes in Channel-Port aux Basques, N.L., on Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Fiona was one of Canada’s worst natural disasters, but evacuations prevented greater losses in Atlantic Canada

Evacuations can save lives, as in the case of post-tropical cyclone Fiona. As more frequent extreme weather events are set to occur, it is important to have evacuation plans in place.
A tree knocked down by post-tropical storm Fiona leans against a house in Sydney, N.S. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant

Lessons from Fiona: Global collaboration is key to preparing for future hurricanes

Hurricane Fiona is the most devastating storm to hit Atlantic Canada. International collaboration between ocean measurement institutions is necessary to help efficiently plan responses to hurricanes.
A copy of the VOC’s registers for April 1789. These daily registers contained rich detail - including about the weather. Tracing History Trust

Climate change: colonial diaries in South Africa are helping scientists reconstruct weather patterns of the past to protect against future events

A project to transcribe Dutch colonial records of the weather in Cape Town can benefit modelling of future climate scenarios and assist in forecasting weather now.
The rising frequency and intensity of heat waves has been affecting people’s mental health by triggering various forms of emotional distress including eco-anxiety, (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Climate change and extreme heat are making us more anxious

A small number of people experience a debilitating level of eco-anxiety that limits their ability to live happy and healthy lives.
The way heat and humidity affect people depends on factors like the weather that’s typical where they are. Hans Huber/Westend61 via Getty Images

Hot and getting hotter – 5 essential reads on high temps and human bodies

After the announcement of President Biden’s heat initiative, The Conversation revisits stories on high summer temperatures and human health.
Older adults experiencing homelessness and housing insecurities are some of those most impacted by climate change. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Better emergency preparedness can protect older adults from climate change

Governments and organizations must listen to older adults’ experiences with extreme heat, flooding and wildfire smoke to create effective policies and programs
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte argues with home plate umpire Doug Eddings during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Hotter temperatures increase violent behaviour in Major League Baseball

High temperatures make baseball players and coaches more irritable, and are associated with an increase in violence.
Stefan Doerr

Climate change: wildfire risk has grown nearly everywhere – but we can still influence where and how fires strike

Fire weather reason – when wildfires are most likely to strike – has expanded almost everywhere.

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