The spectacular floods in Calgary should come as no surprise. For a couple of decades climate scientists have been warning everyone to reduce CO₂ emissions to avoid extreme weather such as floods, droughts, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, glacier melting and ice cap melting. And what did Calgarians do? With Alison Redford and Stephen Harper cheering them on, they frantically started digging up the tar sands and selling the bitumen to others to burn thus ballooning CO₂ emissions.
So what now, other than reducing emissions? (Emissions are cumulative, so it will only get worse, no matter how low they drop.) They will have to rebuild Calgary to withstand these new more extreme weather conditions. This will be extremely expensive. If they just rebuild as it was, the infrastructure will just be taken out again in a year or two. They may even have to abandon the prime real estate bordering the rivers, perhaps converting it to parkland as Edmonton does. It serves the stupid buggers right. Out of blind greed, they willfully screwed up the climate of the whole planet, particularly Africa and Pakistan forgetting they were part of planet Earth too.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)