e need to start preparing for a future that includes more events like this," Horgan said.
The weather events are all connected and can
be attributed to climate change, said John Clague, a professor in the Earth Sciences Department at Simon Fraser University.
"Scientists are now saying these particular events, they're becoming more frequent, exacerbated or ramped up by climate change," he said.
The record temperatures in the summer set the stage for the wildfires, said Clague. The fires burned the ground in a way that prevents water from seeping into the soil. He said that resulted in the water from the torrential rains pouring more quickly into steams and rivers, causing floods.
The total number of people and vehicles unaccounted for had not yet been confirmed near the town of Lillooet. Investigators had received reports of two other people who were missing but added that other motorists might have been buried in a slide on Highway 99.''
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