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2019-09-10. Canada Tries a Forceful Message for Flood Victims: Live Someplace Else.

posted Sep 12, 2019, 2:44 PM by Alan Gould
By Christopher Flavelle, The New York Times. [https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/10/climate/canada-flood-homes-buyout.html] For GSS Climate Change chapter 9. Excerpt: Unlike the United States, which will repeatedly help pay for people to rebuild in place, Canada has responded to the escalating costs of climate change by limiting aid after disasters, and even telling people to leave their homes. It is an experiment that has exposed a complex mix of relief, anger and loss as entire neighborhoods are removed, house by house. “Canadians are stubbornly beginning to reconsider the wisdom of building near flood-prone areas,” said Jason Thistlethwaite, a professor of environment and business at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. “It’s taking government action to obligate people to make better decisions.”....