Canadian sewers to back up because of global warming


“Environment Canada is rolling out updated benchmarks to reflect a rapidly changing climate. These adjusted figures for precipitation, temperature and other factors change the calculations for anyone trying to build a bridge, insure a house or predict mosquito season. In a best-case scenario, the adaptive cost is incremental and can be factored into planning; at worst, it could mean expensive cleanups as sewers back up and power lines fail.” [Globe and Mail]


  1. Yes, we know — thanks to the post-modern Germans — that if you ration your water — For the Sake of the Planet — your sewer will promptly back up.


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