Media Coverage on CBC
James was recently interviewed for the CBC News article: In our backyard: What climate change in Canada looks like. The article discusses the role that a climate is playing in the prevalence of wildfires, flooding, heatwaves and changes to the Arctic environment. James, on the importance of emergency management and traditional knowledge to risk reduction in the Arctic:
More investments, however, need to be made in things like search and rescue and emergency management, said James Ford, Priestley Chair in Climate Adaptation at the University of Leeds, who does research in Canada’s North. Ford also believes that making sure traditional Indigenous knowledge — such as survival skills and how to identify dangerous conditions — gets passed on to younger generations.
“This knowledge is extremely important for adapting to climate change.”