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Aerial view of the B.C. floods highlights extreme weather in Canada

Friday, December 3rd 2021, 4:00 pm - Photographer Martin Gregus offers up a novel perspective on the human connection to extreme weather events that all too often transform people’s lives.

First, there were the droughts, then came the fires. Later, the floods.

There's been a high rate of extreme weather events in Canada lately. And while it can be challenging to attribute any one of these single events to climate change, our warming world is making these events more extreme, and much more likely. It begs the question, what's the human side of this emergent, and here-to-stay, meteorological story?

“So that was a challenge for me,” documentary photographer Martin Gregus told The Weather Network.

“You’re either showing them a property that’s well above water and they know that they’re going to be fine,” or “you're showing them a property like that house in the middle of the lake.”

CL-BC-Floods-MG-M85 7431-web Flooded farm fields in British Columbia, Canada during the recent floods in November 2021. All images courtesy of Martin Gregus / @mywildlive.

Despite the emotional roller-coaster inherent to his work covering the flooding that devastated B.C. in late November, Gregus boarded a small Cessna aircraft over the course of a few days to get a dramatic view of the extensive impact.

Watch the video above to see his experience.

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