Talk discusses Toronto’s Weather and Climate Future - Bloor West

April 2, 2013
Bloor West Villager

Environmental advocacy group Green 13 hosts guest speaker Franz Hartmann, executive director of the Toronto Environmental Alliance for a special presentation and discussion about the future of Toronto’s weather and climate.

The event takes place at the Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave., Tuesday, April 9 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

In the wake of extreme and costly events, such as the wash out of part of Finch Avenue during a one-hour intense summer storm in August 2005, and the marked increase in summer temperatures, the city commissioned a consulting agency to examine monitored data (2000-2009) and to model results for 2040-2049. The result: the Toronto’s Future Weather and Climate Driver Study, which outlines the severe weather we can expect in 2040 due to climate change. Toronto will be facing dramatically warmer temperatures and an increase in heavy summer rainfall.

What are the implications? How will this hotter, wetter weather affect our health? Our homes? Our environment? Our infrastructure?

Find out more about what the study predicts, what the city is – or should be – doing and what we can do to prepare.

Check out this background material:
Toronto’s Future Weather & Climate Driver Study: Outcomes Report at
Toronto’s Future Weather & Climate, Presentation to Parks & Environment Committee, Jan. 29, 2013

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