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castanet.net 14 May, 2022 00:15 am

Interior Health creates interactive hazard map outlining climate change threats

Interior Health creates interactive hazard map outlining climate change threats
Interior Health is taking an innovative approach to climate change by creating Community Health and Climate Change maps.

Photo: Interior Health Regional District of Central Okanagan results Interior Health is taking an innovative approach to climate change by creating Community Health and Climate Change maps.The maps, created by Interior Health’s Healthy Communities program, focus on four commonly experienced climate-related hazards in B.: “Recent events have demonstrated the importance of planning and preparing for natural disasters associated with climate change,” says Interior Health president and CEO, Susan Brown.” The maps have been developed for each regional district within Interior Health and offer a snapshot in time to help governments and residents project risks and probabilities related to weather events in the Interior.

” According to Interior Health's new website, climate change is projected to increase climate-related hazards in British Columbia, including the frequency and severity of river flooding, wildfires and wildfire smoke events, as well as extreme heat and cold events.“These new Community Health and Climate Change maps will support the safety and wellbeing of people living across the region and we encourage everyone to take the opportunity now to plan for the effects of climate change.

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