Faculty of Science

Gordon McBean on The Current

Gordon McBean

Gordon McBean

Gordon McBean, Co-Director of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability at Western and president-elect of the International Council for Science, brought the issue of the economic costs associated with climate change in focus on the CBC.

In the January 23 broadcast of “The Current” host Anna Maria Tremonti explored the consequences of climate change in the segment “As temperatures rise, will costs follow?  Weather conditions have become more extreme over the past decades as the climate of Canada has become warmer and these conditions are projected to become worse in the decades to come.  McBean says that has a direct effect on home insurance payouts for weather damage which now exceed payments for fire and burglary.
Listen to the segment here.