The Hamilton Spectator
The summer of 2021 will be remembered as a time weather interrupted Canadians’ sense of normalcy.
There were the deadly heatwaves across Western Canada, the hundreds of wildfires in rural Saskatchewan, the unprecedented floods in the Yukon and the extreme droughts in Manitoba.
All came within a three-week stretch, one after the other, like dominoes.
And while Hamilton hasn’t been subject to the same extreme weather events in recent months, we ought not to rest on our laurels, says a group of climate activists from McMaster University.
“We shouldn’t be just waiting for (the climate crisis) to explode on us, like we did the pandemic,” said Ananya Yadav.
Yadav is one four Mac students behind an innovative new podcast series that looks at finding practical, sustainable solutions to the climate crisis in Hamilton.
The series — dubbed “Resilient Cities” and part of CityLAB Hamilton’s CityCAST podcast — spans 13 episodes and hosts a wide range of guests, including local environment experts, neighbourhood association leaders and climatologists.