Measuring Risk: Climate Change and Adverse Weather

  • May 7, 2017
  • 12:30 pm
  • Prairie Theatre Exchange

Worsening floods across the country. Raging wildfires in Fort McMurray. The threatened Big One on the West Coast. Severe weather events have increasingly dominated news reports, given their unpredictable appearance and the huge cost to individuals and communities, both financially and in terms of human misery. Our world’s climate patterns are surely changing; Spur explores the science, the economics and the policy implications, and asks how can we nudge Canada and the world in the direction we need to go?


David McGown, Senior VP of Strategic Initiatives with the Insurance Board of Canada.

Lee Spencer, Assistant Deputy Minister of Emergency Management and Public Safety Division. Former member of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Emergency Management Organization.

The conversation will be moderated by Hank Venema of the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

  • Free



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