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Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water


Quebec's history, mythology and culture are intertwined with its rivers and lakes, but recurring floods that experts say will only get worse because of climate change are forcing Quebecers and their political leaders to rethink their relationship with water. Alexandrine Bisaillon, a researcher with the climate change think tank Ouranos, said the province was founded on the belief that water can be controlled. But as increasingly frequent spring floods force evacuations and damage property, Quebecers are being forced to adapt. "It's a question of whether we want to be masters of water or live with water,'' she said. Flooding will get worse, professor saysJason Thistlethwaite, professor of environment and business at the University of Waterloo, said Quebecers can expect flooding to get worse because climate change is making winter temperatures more volatile.


Source: CBC News April 19, 2019 12:11 UTC



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