Canada's first climate adaptation strategy aims to tackle heat waves, wildfires, floods and storms; how violence against journalists has intensified in Mexico; and why transhumance may offer a path forward in agriculture
The federal government released Canada's first climate adaptation strategy on Thursday, committing $1.6 billion to help communities adjust to the worst impacts of climate change. Guest host Duncan McCue talks to Sandi Lowther, who has seen the damage of the storms Dorian and Fiona at her business Fairways Cottages in Cavendish, P.E.I.; John Haugen, deputy chief of Lytton First Nation in B.C.; and Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo in Ontario.
Plus, one of Mexico’s most fearless investigative journalists, Regina Martínez, was found dead in her home just over ten years ago. Journalist Katherine Corcoran investigates what happened to her and why violence against journalists is commonplace in Mexico, in her new book, In the Mouth of the Wolf: A Murder, a Cover-Up, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press.
And transhumance is the ancient agricultural practice of moving herds from one grazing land to another — sometimes crossing swaths of countryside. CBC correspondent Megan Williams joined some journeys in Italy to learn why the practice is sometimes dismissed as outdated but could hold promise for a sustainable future.