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How should we adapt to extreme weather caused by climate change?

Scientists warn wildfires, floods and heatwaves are becoming the norm.

Scientists have long warned climate change will make extreme weather events more frequent.

At least 150 people have died in what are being called “once in a century” floods across Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Forest fires are burning through Siberia, usually one of the coldest places on Earth.

And wildfires in the western regions of Canada and the United States could trigger the region’s fourth heatwave in just a month.

Scientists believe we are running out of time to reverse the damage from a warming planet.

So how should we, and governments, adapt to the new reality?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Tim Forsyth – Professor of Environment and Development, London School of Economics and Political Science

Emily Boyd – Director, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies

Simon Donner – Professor of Climatology, University of British Columbia