The summer of 2022 was a record-breaking season, marked by several heatwaves, forest fires and severe drought, foreshadowing alarming meteorological conditions in the near future.
Drylands are becoming fragile due to global warming. In many regions, droughts are predicted to increase in frequency and gain in intensity. Hence there is an urgency to reinforce the resilience of drylands.
Since March 2022, more than 1.4 billion people in India and Pakistan have been crushed by heat waves which have been particularly intense and above all extremely long.
Atmospheric rivers will become larger and more severe with climate change. The 2021 events in British-Colombia and on Vancouver port can enlighten us on how infrastructure can adapt to new climate risks.