Gordon McBean

June 04 2012
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More hot days, intense rainfall, freezing rain and wildfires. Thats what Canada can expect to see by the year 2050. Can Canadians manage the rising risks — to life and property — from this new era of severe weather? Dr. Gordon McBean provides the latest science on severe weather trends in this country. Understanding severe weather trends will help individuals, governments and insurance companies prepare for catastrophic events. Adapting public and private infrastructure to climate realities is, says Dr. McBean, an urgent national imperative.

Professor McBean is Director, Policy Studies, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction at the University of Western Ontario. He is a world-renowned expert on climate change and disaster risk reduction.